President Barack Obama nominated Christopher R. Thyer as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas on December 1, 2010. The United States Senate confirmed Mr. Thyer on December 22, 2010, and on December 31, 2010 Mr. Thyer was sworn in by Chief United States District Judge J. Leon Holmes in a private ceremony.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Thyer was a partner in the Jonesboro, Arkansas law firm of Stanley & Thyer, P.A. where his practice focused on both civil and criminal litigation. In addition to the private practice of law, Mr. Thyer is a former Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he served from 2003 to 2009.
Mr. Thyer graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1995. While in law school, he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review, the Vanderbilt National Moot Court Team, the Order of Barristers and Board of Advocates. He obtained his undergraduate degree in accounting from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 1991.