Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed Bill L. Klapper, a Kansas City, Kan., attorney, to the 29th Judicial District.
Klapper will replace Judge Jan. A. Way, who is retiring, according to the announcement.
“Bill’s experience as an attorney and as permanent pro tem judge in Wyandotte County will serve Kansans of the 29th Judicial District well,” Brownback said in a news release.
Klapper currently is a practicing attorney and permanent pro tem judge in the juvenile division in Wyandotte County. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Drake Law School in Iowa.
The state’s 105 counties are organized into 31 judicial districts. The district courts serve as the trial courts for the state, overseeing all civil and criminal cases. The 29th District covers all of Wyandotte County.