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U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple

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  Born 1938 in Lebanon, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 14, 1987, to a seat vacated by Ross T. Roberts; Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission on December 9, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2000-2007. Assumed senior status on April 30, 2007.

Drury College, A.B, 1961
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Private practice, 1967-1974
Judge, 26th Judicial Circuit Court, State of Missouri, 1975-1987

Contact Information

  Dean Whipple, District Judge
Kathy Willis, Judicial Assistant
Terri Moore, Courtroom Deputy

  Ben Clark, Career Law Clerk
Daniel Ostaszewski, Law Clerk
  Address: 400 E. 9th Street, Room 8462
Kansas City, MO 64106

  Courtroom: 8B  


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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 Terri Moore, Courtroom Deputy, at 816-512-5674.

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