Greg Stivers en Bowling Green Attorney Nominated to Federal Court Bench <p>President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney David J. Hale and Bowling Green lawyer Greg N. Stivers to fill two vacancies on the U.S. District Court bench.</p><p>Obama said in a news release announcing the nominations Thursday that he believed Hale and Stivers would serve "with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."</p><p>Hale has been U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky since 2010. He previously practiced law in Louisville and was an assistant U.S. attorney.</p><p>Stivers has practiced in Bowling Green since 1985.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:27:04 +0000 Associated Press 49861 at Bowling Green Attorney Nominated to Federal Court Bench Bowling Green Attorney Said To Be Considered for Federal Judgeship <p>The Louisville Courier-Journal is citing other local judges and political insiders in reporting that Bowling Green attorney Greg Stivers is being considered to fill a vacant federal judgeship in Kentucky.</p><p>U.S. Attorney David J. Hale is reportedly also being considered.</p><p>The paper says two Warren Circuit Court judges and others&nbsp;have indicated they've been interviewed by the Justice Department as part of the vetting process of Stivers who is outside counsel for Western Kentucky University and a partner in the 14-lawyer Bowling Green firm of Kerrick, Stivers and Coyle. The firm is an underwriter for WKU Public Radio. Federal district judges are paid $174,000 a year and are appointed for life.</p><p>Stivers' name is expected to be put forth by Kentucky senator Rand Paul, a neighbor and close friend of Stivers. According to the Warren County Clerk's office, the 53 year old Stivers was a registered Democrat until November 2009 when he switched parties as Paul was mounting his Senate campaign. Paul's Bowling Green Senate office is in a building that also houses Stivers' law firm. Federal records show Stivers contributed $800 to Paul's campaign. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:28:09 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 36131 at Bowling Green Attorney Said To Be Considered for Federal Judgeship