The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has appointed Benjamin A. Kahn and Lena M. James as federal bankruptcy judges for the Middle District of North Carolina. Judge William Osteen of the U.S. District Court in Greensboro announced the appointments Wednesday.
James will succeed former Judge Thomas Waldrep and will be stationed in Winston-Salem, a federal court official said in a statement. Kahn will succeed Judge William L. Stocks and will be stationed in Greensboro. James and Kahn will be sworn in after completing a background-check investigation, the federal official said.