Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014
On April 30, the United States Senate, on a 94-0 vote, confirmed Daniel D. Crabtree to become a United States District Judge in Kansas. Judge Crabtree received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from Ottawa University. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. Following graduation, Judge Crabtree joined the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street, formerly Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP. He spent his entire career at Stinson, having become a partner in 1988. He was a trial lawyer who represented businesses, governmental entities and individuals in federal and state courts. Judge Crabtree has been active in civic engagements and bar associations. He succeeds Judge John W. Lungstrum, who took senior status on November 2, 2010. Judge Crabtree was sworn-in on May 13, 2014. Judge Crabtree will sit in Topeka and Judge Robinson will move to Kansas City.