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Chief Judge Wayne LampsonChief Judge Wayne Lampson
Chief Judge Wayne Lampson
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today that the Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Judge R. Wayne Lampson to a two-year term as chief judge of the 29th Judicial District, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Judge Lampson has served as a district judge since 1995 in the 29th Judicial District, and has served as chief judge of the district since 2008. He presides over cases in Wyandotte County.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Wyandotte County, and I look forward to working to make our courts the best they can be," Chief Judge Lampson said in a news release.
Chief Judge Lampson, a native of Kansas, is a graduate of Emporia State University and the University of Tulsa School of Law.
Before being appointed to the bench, Lampson served as the Wyandotte County Counselor, worked in both the District Attorney’s office and the City Attorney’s office, and was in private practice in Wyandotte County. He is an adjunct professor at Friends University, and a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, Wyandotte County Bar Association, and the Earl O’Connor Inns of Court.
“I am very pleased to announce Chief Judge Lampson’s reappointment. The Kansas Judicial Branch is facing a number of challenges, particularly the underfunding of the courts. We will rely on Chief Judge Lampson’s assistance in facing them," Chief Justice Nuss said.
Also today, Judge Kevin P. Moriarty was appointed chief judge of the 10th Judicial District, which serves Johnson County. He has served as a district judge since 2004. Judge Moriarty replaces current Chief Judge Thomas Foster, who will resume his docket without the additional administrative duties associated with being chief judge, according to a news release.