President Barack Obama has nominated Fort Smith attorney P.K. Holmes III to be the next U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
Holmes was recommended in early December by U.S. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor for the judgeship.
Holmes now works as a partner at Warner, Smith & Harris in Fort Smith, and was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas from 1993-2001.
According to the Warner, Smith & Harris web site, Holmes’ primary legal work is in commercial litigation and white collar crime. He has handled civil appeals before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
His nomination will face confirmation by the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee and the full Senate.