On Jan. 16, President Obama nominated UMKC School of Law alumnus Stephen R. Bough, ‘97 to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Bough is a partner at the Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough, where his practice focuses on insurance coverage and personal injury litigation. Before he founded his current firm in 2006, he practiced law at Henning & Bough from 2002 to 2006 and at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman from 1999 to 2002. Bough began his career as a law clerk for Judge Scott O. Wright of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri from 1997 to 1999. While at UMKC, he served as editor-in-chief of the UMKC Law Review.