Senate Panel Questions Bowling Green Attorney Nominated for Federal Judgeship

Jul 29, 2014

Bowling Green Attorney Greg Stivers is a nominee for a federal judgeship in the Western District of Kentucky.
Credit Kerrick Bachert Stivers, Attorneys at Law

Bowling Green Attorney Greg Stivers is in line to become a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.  On Tuesday, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee where he was introduced to by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

"I've known Greg Stivers for over 20 years as a friend, neighbor, and father," stated Paul.  "He's respected in the community, he has wisdom, a sense of justice, and a fidelity to the rule of law."

In questioning from the committee, Stivers was asked what makes him most qualified to become a federal judge.

"I would say my best qualification is the fact that I have tried cases in front of judges and juries for the last 29 years, and through each of those cases, you learn a little bit from the way judges handle things," Stivers remarked.

When asked what he would have changed concerning his legal experience, Stivers acknowledged having no experience in criminal law. 

Stivers is a partner in the Bowling Green law firm of Kerrick, Bachert, and Stivers.  He specializes in business and employment law and has represented the city of Bowling Green and WKU. 

President Obama nominated Stivers to the federal bench, as well as David Hale, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  The nominees must be confirmed by the full Senate.