November/December 2012
New Magistrate Judge for Western District of Missouri: David P. Rush

On June 29, 2012, the Western District of Missouri announced the appointment of David P. Rush as United States Magistrate Judge. He took the oath of office on November 30, 2012. This appointment fills the vacancy left by Magistrate Judge James C. England, who retired in November.

Judge Rush received his undergraduate degree in 1983 from Missouri State University and received his law degree in 1986 from the University of Iowa School of Law. Prior to this appointment, Judge Rush served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and worked as a federal prosecutor in Springfield since 1990. He also served with the Greene County Prosecutorís Office following time in private practice. Judge Rush will sit in the Districtís Southern and Southwestern Divisions in Springfield, Missouri.