LARNED — The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed Chief Judge Bruce Gatterman of Larned to a two-year term last year as Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial District effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Judge Gatterman has served as a district judge since 2003 in the 24th Judicial District. He presides over cases in Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, and Rush counties.
Chief Judge Gatterman said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue service for the citizens of the 24th Judicial District and the State of Kansas.”
Chief Judge Gatterman, a native of Lewis, and a long-time resident of Larned, is a graduate of Kansas State University and Washburn University School of Law. Judge Gatterman currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Kansas District Judges Association.
He is a member of the American Judges Association, American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Treasurer and Past President of the Southwest Kansas Bar Association, and member of the Pawnee County Bar Association.
Judge Gatterman serves on the Civil Code Advisory Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council and the Professionalism Committee of the Kansas Bar Association.
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss said, “I am very pleased to announce Chief Judge Gatterman’s reappointment. The Kansas Judicial Branch is facing a number of challenges, particularly the underfunding of the courts. We will rely on Chief Judge Gatterman’s assistance in facing them.”