August 2017
Judge Fenimore received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1990.

New Bankruptcy Judge for Western District of Missouri: Brian T. Fenimore

Brian T. Fenimore was recently appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri. The appointment is effective August 31, 2017, and fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Arthur B. Federman.
He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Federman.
Prior to this appointment he was a partner at Lathrop and Gage in Kansas City, Missouri, where he co-chaired the firmís Banking and Creditors Rights Litigation practice. His practice focused on debtor-inpossession financing, automatic stay relief, asset sales and acquisitions, claim allowance, dischargeability, plan confirmation, and cramdown litigation.
In addition to his legal practice, he served on the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri from 1997 to 2000. He is a five-time winner of the Kansas City Business Journalís Best of the Bar award and was voted Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.
Welcome, Judge Fenimore!