E. James Burke was appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court in January, 2005. Prior to his appointment, Justice Burke served as a district judge in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Justice Burke received his B.S. degree from St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, PA in 1971. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne until 1974. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1977 and engaged in private practice in Cheyenne until his appointment to the bench in 2001. He became Chief Justice on July 1, 2014.