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U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith

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  Born 1946 in Jonesboro, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 30, 1995, to a seat vacated by Howard F. Sachs; Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1995, and received commission on August 14, 1995.

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1968
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D. with distinction, 1971

Professional Career:
Private practice, Nevada, Missouri, 1971-1995

Contact Information
  Ortrie D. Smith, District Judge
Karen Hopkins, Judicial Assistant
Renea Matthes, Courtroom Deputy
Gayle Wambolt, Court Reporter


Julia Kitsmiller, Career Law Clerk
Anne Hucker, Law Clerk

  Address: 400 E. 9th Street, Room 8552
Kansas City, MO 64106

  Courtroom: 8C  


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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 Renea Matthes, Courtroom Deputy, at 816-512-5689.

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