Governor Matt Mead was the keynote speaker as the Welcome Veterans Home ceremony in Riverton. (Ernie Over photo)

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  Governor Matt Mead has selected Brian Christensen as the new Circuit Court Judge for the Seventh Judicial District, which serves Natrona County. Christensen will fill the seat vacated by Judge Michael Huber who is retiring.

Christensen went to high school in Casper, has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wyoming, and has served as Assistant District Attorney in the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office for the last 29 years.

“Brian has strong roots in Wyoming and in Casper. That background, teamed with his knowledge of the law and care for justice, make him a good fit to take on this judgeship. He has considerable trial experience and this means he understands the inner workings of the courtroom and respects the role of the judge,” Governor Mead said.

“This is a high honor and I appreciate the confidence Governor Mead and the Judicial Nominating Commission have placed in me. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Natrona County in this new capacity,” Christensen said.