27 August 2008
16th Circuit Judicial Commission announces panel of nominees to fill Jackson County vacancy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26 August 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission interviewed all applicants today and nominated a panel of three persons to Governor Matt Blunt to fill the position of Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Circuit (Jackson County), created by the retirement of Judge Thomas C. Clark. Governor Blunt will make the appointment from the panel of nominees within 60 days.
The nominees are David M. Byrn, Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr., and James M. Tobin.
David M. Byrn is in the private practice of law at the firm of Jeter Rains & Byrn, L.C., in Blue Springs, Missouri;
Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr., is a Commissioner in the Administrative Hearing Commission in Jefferson City, Missouri; and
James M. Tobin is in the private practice of law at the firm of Murphy & Tobin in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a municipal judge in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
The Judicial Commission, chaired by Chief Judge Thomas H. Newton of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, is composed of attorneys Tim E. Dollar and Cindy Reams Martin, and lay members Byron G. Thompson and Anita L. Russell.
Thomas H. Newton, Chief Judge
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106