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
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!