Douglas Witteman Named to District Court Bench

Photograph: Doug WittemanWashburn University School of Law alumnus Douglas Witteman, 91, LeRoy, Kansas, was appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to the Fourth Judicial District Court that serves Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage Counties.

Witteman served as Coffey County Attorney since January 1997 with his duties including criminal prosecution, juvenile prosecution, child in need of care, care and treatment cases, and county counselor duties. Also since January 1997, he had a limited sole proprietorship with emphasis on municipal law as city attorney for small cities including public works improvement, public finance, nuisance abatement and other issues common to small city or county government. He succeeds District Judge Thomas H. Sachse, who retired.

Doug and his wife, Traci, recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.  They share four children: Josh, a spring graduate of the University of Kansas, who is preparing to take the U.S. State Department Foreign Service exam in Macon, Georgia, after having served in the United States Army Special Forces during two tours in Afghanistan; Jon, who graduated in December from the University of Kansas and now lives and works in Lawrence; Jenna, a junior at Fort Hays State; and Josiah, a senior at Southern Coffey County High School in LeRoy.