The Honorable Kermit E. Bye retired from his service as U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Eighth Circuit on September 1, 2016. He received his commission on March 9, 2000, and took senior status on
April 22, 2015, the 15th anniversary of his private
oath of office.
Judge Bye is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Following law school, he served as the state’s Deputy Securities Commissioner from 1962 to 1964
and Special Assistant Attorney General from 1964
to 1966. From 1966 to 1968 he was Assistant U.S.
Attorney in Fargo. For the next 32 years, he practiced
law with the Vogel Law Firm until his appointment to
the federal bench, specializing in business litigation
and professional liability.
To read more about Judge Bye’s life and career, and
to view his senior portrait and biographical display,
visit his Eighth Circuit Historical Society page. Congratulations, Judge Bye!
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