Coffey County Attorney named as 4th Judicial District judge

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Judge Douglas Witteman

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Sept. 24, 2014, the appointment of Douglas P. Witteman as district judge in the 4th Judicial District of Kansas. Witteman will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas H. Sachse, whose courtroom was in Ottawa. 

“Douglas brings both a breadth and depth of legal knowledge and experience that will make him a strong asset to the 4th District court,” Brownback said.

In August, the 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission sent the names of two candidates, Witteman and Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones, to Brownback, who had 60 days to decide who would fill the vacancy

Witteman resides in LeRoy, Kan., and served as the Coffey County Attorney and Coffey County counselor. His past experience includes working in private practice as a principle attorney for the law firm Patterson, Nelson, Nolla & Witteman, L.C., and as an associate attorney with Hinkle, Eberhart & Elkouri, L.C., both of Wichita. He received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1991, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla., in 1988.


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