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Hon. Matthew T. Schelp Sworn In as United States District Judge for Eastern District of Missouri

Thursday, August 6, 2020

At 10:30 am today, August 6, 2020, Matthew T. Schelp was sworn in by Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel as the Eastern District’s newest United States District Judge. As noted in the news release announcing his confirmation by the United States Senate in February, Judge Schelp will be working primarily from St. Louis, filling the seat vacated by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., who is taking senior status but will continue to take an active caseload while being based primarily in Cape Girardeau. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Schelp served in a variety of roles in both the public and private sector, most recently as partner at the firm of Husch Blackwell taking both civil and criminal cases, with prior service as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps.

For further questions please contact Clerk of Court Gregory J. Linhares at or (314)244-7890.

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