Hauber named to Johnson County bench
Gov, Kathleen Sebelius has selected David W. Hauber to sit on the Johnson County District Court bench.
"David has strong ties to the Johnson County community, is well-known as an excellent attorney, and has a breadth of experience in practicing law," Sebelius said in announcing Hauber's appointment. "Having worked on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, David exemplifies the balance that is the heart of our justice system. He will serve the people of the 10th District well."
Hauber attended Kansas University for both his bachelor's degree in journalism and juris doctorate. He has practiced law for 25 years.
The Governor's Office said Hauber has been an attorney at Baty Holm and Numrich, P.C., in Kansas City, where he practiced both plaintiff and defense work for individuals, small businesses and insurance companies. He handled a variety of civil matters such as personal injury employment, business, public, land use, and insurance law issues.
Hauber will fulfill the unexpired term of the District Judge Janice D. Russell, who has retired. The term runs until November 2010, and his name will appear on the ballot for retention by Johnson County voters.
Hauber's wife, Kate, is a partner at the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker, where she practices real estate law. They have three children, Erin, 25, Meredith, 23, and Michael, 18.