Governor Matt Mead has selected Patrick Korell as the new District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District for Converse, Goshen, Niobrara and Platte Counties.

"I am deeply honored, grateful and humbled by Governor Mead’s selection," said Korell. "This appointment is a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to serve this community and the State of Wyoming."

Korell, who has served as Goshen County Attorney since 1999, replaces Judge Keith Kautz who was recently appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court.

"I am confident Patrick will serve the people of the Eighth Judicial District well," said Governor Mead. "He has a wealth of courtroom experience and great dedication to the community, the judicial system and public service. He is highly regarded by law enforcement, fellow lawyers and citizens who have repeatedly elected him to county office."