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Hon. Stephen Bough

Judge Bough was confirmed as a U.S District Court Judge in December of 2014. He started his legal career working for U.S. District Court Judge Scott O. Wright, a legacy that either strikes fear or joy into the hearts of practicing attorneys. Judge Bough spent his entire legal career trying cases on behalf of individuals in personal injury or insurance coverage litigation. He served in leadership of numerous legal organizations such as the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, UMKC Law Foundation, Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri Nominated by President Barack Obama on January 16, 2014, to a seat vacated by Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr.; Confirmed by The U.S. Senate on December 16, 2014, received his federal judicial commission on December 19, 2014, and was sworn in on December 29, 2014. Education: Missouri State University, B.S., Political Science, 1993; University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1997. Professional Career: Hon. Scott O. Wright, United States District Judge, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997-1999; Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999-2002; Adjunct Professor, UMKC Law School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003-2009; Henning & Bough, P.C., Kansas City, Missouri, 2002-2006; The Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006-2014.

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