David Gregory Kays

Personal

Birthday: 
1962
Birthplace: 
Kansas City, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Missouri, 1988-1989
Assistant public defender, Springfield, Missouri, 1989
Assistant prosecutor, Laclede County, Missouri, 1988-1991; chief assistant prosecutor, 1989-1991
Prosecutor, Laclede County, Missouri, 1991-1995
Adjunct faculty, Drury University, 1991-2004
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1995-2008; assocate circuit judge, 1995-2004; presiding judge, 2005-2008

Education

Name of School: 
Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1985
Name of School - Second: 

University of Arkansas School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1987

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
6/19/2008
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