United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri is the federal judicial district encompassing 66 counties in the western half of the State of Missouri. The Court is based in the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse in Kansas City.

The district is divided into five divisions: Western (Kansas City), Central (Jefferson City), Southern (Springfield), Southwestern (Joplin), and Northern (St. Joseph). There are divisional clerk's Offices in Jefferson City and Springfield in addition to the primary office in Kansas City. New cases and pleadings in the District Court may be filed in the clerk's offices in Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Springfield; Bankruptcy Court filings, however, only are accepted in the Kansas City clerk's office.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit across Missouri in St. Louis has jurisdiction over decisions appealed from the Western District of Missouri

Current composition of the court

As of Richard E. Dorr's confirmation in 2002, the judges on the court are:

District judges

Magistrate judges

* James C. England
* Sarah W. Hays
* William A. Knox
* Robert E. Larsen
* John T. Maughmer (Chief Magistrate)

Bankruptcy judges

* Arthur D. Federman
* Dennis R. Dow
* Jerry W. Venters

United States Attorneys

Recent, former U.S. attorneys for the district
* Todd Graves
* Bradley Schlozman

External links

* [http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/geninfo.htm United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri website]


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