President Donald Trump has nominated a Wichita attorney whose practice is oil and gas law to the federal bench in Kansas.
If confirmed, John W. Broomes would replace retiring U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten in Wichita.
Broomes is a former submarine officer and petroleum engineer who practices at the Hinkle Law Firm. His LinkedIn profile shows he previously worked as a law clerk to former U.S. District Judge Monti Belot.
His resume includes a 3-year stint as a project manager for Koch Industries' pipeline and refinery operations.