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U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips

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  Born 1969 in Kirksville, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by President Barack Obama on June 7, 2011, to a seat vacated by Ortrie D. Smith; Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2012, received her commission on March 22, 2012, and was sworn in on March 23, 2012.

University of Chicago, B.A., 1991, M.A., 1992
University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:
Assistant Prosecutor, Jackson County, Missouri, 1997-2001
Private Practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-2008
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Missouri, 2008-2009
U.S. Attorney, Western District of Missouri, 2009-2012

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur B. Federman
U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips


Contact Information

  Beth Phillips, District Judge
Annette Cordell, Judicial Assistant
Kelly McIlvain, Courtroom Deputy
Tina Duer, Courtroom Deputy
Katie Wirt, Court Reporter
  Beth Fessler, Law Clerk
Anne Hershewe, Law Clerk
  Address: 400 E. 9th Street, Room 7452
Kansas City, MO 64106
  Courtroom: 7A  


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Scheduling & Trial Orders

Jury Instructions

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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 Judge Phillips' courtroom deputy.

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