January/February 2007 issue

New Magistrate Judge for W.D. of Arkansas: Barry Bryant


Barry A. Bryant, an assistant U.S. attorney in Texarkana, Texas, has been named to succeed U.S. Magistrate Judge Bobby E. Shepherd in the Western District of Arkansas. Shepherd was recently appointed to the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Barry Bryant is a native of Genoa, Arkansas (Miller County), and graduated from Henderson State University at Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 1982. He received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988. While in law school Bryant served as an associate editor for the UALR Law Journal.

He was in private practice for 10 years in Texarkana, before working for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas as a staff attorney for 2 years. Bryant then joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas, in 2000. He also spent one year in Washington D.C. with the Office of General Counsel for the Executive Office of United States Attorneys.

Judge Bryant was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes on February 14th, 2007. Welcome, Judge Bryant!