United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
Investiture Ceremony for Judge Phillips and Judge Wimes
The Investiture ceremonies for Judge Beth Phillips and Judge Brian C. Wimes established a “first” for the Western District as the judges decided to combine their ceremonies on August 3rd. Judge Phillips’ sister, Jennifer, shared remarks about her sibling while attorney Jerryl Christmas spoke about Judge Wimes. Senator Claire McCaskill was on hand to praise both new judges for their integrity and dedication. Flanked by their family members for the official enrobing, the two new judges then spoke of their new roles with deep respect for the law and the Western District, and they offered thanks to the many friends, family members and mentors who helped them on their path to the federal bench.