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Senior U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner

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  Born 1947 in St. Joseph, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by William J. Clinton on December 13, 1995, to a seat vacated by Scott Olin Wright; Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1996, and received commission on July 25, 1996.

University of Kansas, Lawrence, B.A., 1970
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Assistant city attorney, City of St. Joseph, 1973-1977
Business law instructor, Webster College, 1976-1977
Private practice, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1977-1979
Circuit judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, 1979-1987
Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1988-1994
Chief judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1994-1996

Contact Information

  Gary A. Fenner, Senior District Judge
Lisa Mitchell, Judicial Assistant
Terri Moore, Courtroom Deputy
Kathy Calvert, Court Reporter


  Law Clerks:

Janelle Niebuhr
Jennifer Varon
  Address: 400 E. 9th Street, Room 8452
Kansas City, MO 64106
  Courtroom: 8A  


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Audio-Visual Equipment in Courtroom

Prior to trial, we urge all attorneys to schedule an appointment to test equipment. Visit our Courtroom Technology & Equipment page to view details regarding available technologies. For any additional requests or to view the equipment prior to a court hearing, please contact Terri Moore, Courtroom Deputy, at 816-512-5674.

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