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Senior 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, Senior District Judge
Stacy O'Connor, Judicial Assistant
Renea Matthes Mitra, Courtroom Deputy
Gayle Wambolt, Court Reporter


Julia Kitsmiller, Career Law Clerk
Reid Day, 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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