The Court is pleased to announce that on August 1, 2018, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Holly L. Teeter as United States District Court Judge for the District of Kansas. Most recently Judge Teeter served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Earlier in her career, Judge Teeter practiced patent law at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, and was a patent law clerk at Los Alamos National Security, LLC. She served as a law clerk to Judge Brian C. Wimes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and to Judge Carlos Murguia of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Judge Teeter received her B.S. with highest distinction from the University of Kansas School of Engineering, and her J.D. from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Kansas Law Review and graduated first in her class. She also holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Oxford. Judge Teeter succeeds United States District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil who assumed senior status in 2014.