Ross Nigro Sworn in as Raymore City Judge

With the election of Judge Stacy Lett to the Cass County Associate Circuit Court, Raymore was left to fill her vacancy before the New Year. Attorney Ross Nigro rose to the top of the list of candidates.
“My uncle was a judge and watching him work really got my interest peaked. Even in high school I wanted to be a lawyer,” Nigro said about his decision to go into law.
Mr. Nigro completed his undergrad at KU and his law degree from the UMKC School of Law where he now sits on the Law Foundation Board and is President of the Alumni Board.
Nigro has practiced law for more than 20 years in Jackson County on both the prosecution and defense side of the law, which gives him a well-rounded view of the law as a judge. He has served as prosecutor in Raytown where he was also the judge pro tem. As a defense lawyer, he has been involved in cases throughout the Kansas City metro area on both sides of the state line. He currently practices municipal criminal law.
“I go to 2-3 courts a day all over [the metro]. I get to see how those are run; how those judges act; how those court staffs interact with the citizens,” explained Nigro when asked about how he has prepared for his first time in the judges’ seat. He says he will also draw on the experience of both Judge Steven Sakoulas of Peculiar and Judge Charles Curry of Belton, both of whom Nigro knows well.
What Mr. Nigro wants the people of Raymore to know is, “I am fair-minded, reasonable, and wanting to do what is best for the City of Raymore. It is a great city and I will do my part to keep it a great city.”

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