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Main Numbers
Name Title Phone Number
U.S. District Court Western Division (Kansas City) Clerk's Office 816-512-5000
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kansas City Clerk's Office 816-512-1800
U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office Kansas City 816-512-1300 or 888-609-7664
Jury 816-512-5100
U.S. District Court Central Division (Jefferson City) Clerk's Office 573-636-4015
U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office Jefferson City 573-634-3293 or 888-609-7664
U.S. District Court Southern Division (Springfield) Clerk's Office 417-865-3869
U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office Springfield 417-831-4494 or 800-333-3770
Administration
Name Title Phone Number
Paige Wymore-Wynn Court Executive 816-512-5000
Randall Henderson Chief Deputy of Administration 816-512-5000
Laura Bax Chief Deputy of Operations 816-512-5015
Diana Diaz Education, Communication, Outreach 816-512-5030
Kathy Popejoy Human Resources 816-512-5035
Michele Nelson Human Resources 816-512-5036
Laura Schwaller Financial/Budget Administrator 816-512-5065
Stephanie Watson Procurement Administrator 816-512-5070
District Court Operations
Name Title Phone Number
Robin Jones Operations Manager 816-512-5055
Carrie James Divisional Manager for the Central Division 573-556-7562
Steve Burch Divisional Manager for the Southern Division 417-225-7703
Terri Moore Case Processing Team Lead / CM/ECF Specialist 816-512-5062
Bankruptcy Operations
Name Title Phone Number
Mindy Smith Operations Manager 816-512-1818
Cecelia Parle Operations Administrator 816-512-1838
Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System
Name Title Phone Number
District CM/ECF Help Desk 1-800-466-9302
Bankruptcy CM/ECF Help Line 1-800-466-9302
Bankruptcy Voice Case Information System (VCIS) 1-866-222-8029
Mediation and Assessment Program
Name Title Phone Number
Laurel Stevenson MAP Director 816-512-5080
JoAnna Hickman MAP Administrative Assistant 816-512-5080
Jury
Name Title Phone Number
General Information 816-512-5100
Automated Jury Message 1-800-488-0679
District Judges
Chief Judge Beth Phillips
Name Title Phone Number
Beth Phillips Chief U.S. District Judge 816-512-5380
Annette Cordell Judicial Assistant 816-512-5380
Kelly McIlvain Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5744
Katie Wirt Court Reporter 816-512-5608
Steven Wolfe Career Law Clerk
Anna El-Zein Law Clerk
Judge David Gregory Kays
Name Title Phone Number
David Gregory Kays U.S. District Court Judge 816-512-5600
Tracy Strodtman Judicial Assistant/Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5600
Regina Lambrecht Court Reporter 816-512-5623
Jonathan Lehr Career Law Clerk
Maria Drouhard Law Clerk
Cailynn Hayter Law Clerk
Judge Brian C. Wimes
Name Title Phone Number
Brian C. Wimes U.S. District Court Judge 816-512-5390
Christy Anderson Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5063
Denise Halasey Court Reporter 816-512-5657
Maggie Boyd Career Law Clerk 816-512-5390
Wesley Pluviose-Philip Law Clerk 816-512-5390
Eleanor Kittilstad Law Clerk 816-512-5390
Judge M. Douglas Harpool
Name Title Phone Number
M. Douglas Harpool U.S. District Court Judge 417-865-3741
Patricia View Judicial Assistant 417-865-3741
Linda Howard Courtroom Deputy 417-225-7704
Jeannine Rankin Court Reporter 417-225-7713
Kristen Roubal Career Law Clerk
Mary Maerz Law Clerk
Judge Stephen R. Bough
Name Title Phone Number
Stephen R. Bough U.S. District Court Judge 816-512-5370
Tracy Diefenbach Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5376
Gayle Wambolt Court Reporter 816-512-5641
Ben Clark Law Clerk 816-512-5624
Anne Case-Halferty Law Clerk 816-512-5370
Stephen Ahal Law Clerk 816-512-5370
Judge Roseann A. Ketchmark
Name Title Phone Number
Roseann A. Ketchmark U.S. District Court Judge 816-512-5110
LaTandra Wheeler Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5629
Jean Crawford Court Reporter 816-512-5642
Elizabeth Martin Career Law Clerk 816-512-5110
Jordan Dollar Law Clerk 816-512-5110
Susan Casey Law Clerk 816-512-5110
Senior Judges
Senior Judge Howard F. Sachs
Name Title Phone Number
Howard F. Sachs Senior District Judge 816-512-5715
Renea Matthes Mitra Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5689
Karen Graves Chief of Staff
Susan Campbell Law Clerk
Senior Judge Dean Whipple
Name Title Phone Number
Dean Whipple Senior District Judge 816-512-5615
Kathy Willis Judicial Assistant/Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5621
Senior Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr.
Name Title Phone Number
Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. Senior District Judge 816-512-5630
Tracy Diefenbach Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5376
Gayle Wambolt Court Reporter 816-512-5641
Patricia Rosa Career Law Clerk
Jo Powers Career Law Clerk
James Gilmore Law Clerk
Senior Judge Ortrie D. Smith
Name Title Phone Number
Ortrie D. Smith Senior District Judge 816-512-5645
Stacy O'Connor Judicial Assistant 816-512-5645
Renea Matthes Mitra Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5689
Gayle Wambolt Court Reporter 816-512-5641
Rachel Smith Law Clerk
Senior Judge Nanette K. Laughrey
Name Title Phone Number
Nanette K. Laughrey Senior District Judge 573-632-6623
Netra Sreeprakash Chief of Staff 573-556-7542
Renea Matthes Mitra Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5689
Katie Wirt Court Reporter 816-512-5608
Ben Levin Law Clerk 573-556-7541
Tessa Opalach Law Clerk 573-556-7547
Senior Judge Gary A. Fenner
Name Title Phone Number
Gary A. Fenner Senior District Judge 816-512-5660
Lisa Mitchell Judicial Assistant/Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5660
Kathy Calvert Court Reporter 816-512-5741
Janelle Niebuhr Law Clerk
Jackie Domian Law Clerk
Magistrate Judges
Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush
Name Title Phone Number
David P. Rush Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge 417-865-3761
Karla Berziel Courtroom Deputy 417-865-3761
Dan Ostaszewski Career Law Clerk 417-865-3761
Ginsey Kramarczyk Law Clerk 417-865-3761
Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer
Name Title Phone Number
John T. Maughmer U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5745
Jane Stepp Judicial Assistant 816-512-5745
Kerry Martinez Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5759
Pamela Alexander Career Law Clerk 816-512-5745
Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts
Name Title Phone Number
Lajuana M. Counts U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5775
Traci Chorny Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5789
Suzanne Bliss Career Law Clerk 816-512-5777
Erica Clinton Law Clerk 816-512-5778
Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr.
Name Title Phone Number
Willie J. Epps, Jr. U. S. Magistrate Judge 573-634-3418
Angel Geiser Courtroom Deputy 573-556-7564
Lindsay VanGerpen Law Clerk 573-634-3418
Grace Colato Law Clerk 573-634-3418
Magistrate Judge Jill A. Morris
Name Title Phone Number
Jill A. Morris U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5760
Joella Baldwin Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5052
Rebecca Suroff Career Law Clerk 816-512-5763
Peter Gibbins Law Clerk 816-512-5762
Magistrate Judge Sarah W. Hays
Name Title Phone Number
Sarah W. Hays U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5780
Tracey Richard Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5073
Magistrate Judge W. Brian Gaddy
Name Title Phone Number
W. Brian Gaddy U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5745
Teresa Williams Courtroom Deputy 816-512-5774
Julia Kitsmiller Career Law Clerk 816-512-5652
Sarah Kanoy Law Clerk 816-512-5748
Magistrate Judge James C. England
Name Title Phone Number
Karla Berziel Courtroom Deputy 417-225-7703
James C. England U.S. Magistrate Judge 417-865-3761
Magistrate Judge Robert E. Larsen
Name Title Phone Number
Robert E. Larsen U.S. Magistrate Judge 816-512-5760
Name Title Phone Number
Jean Crawford Court Reporter 816-512-5642
Judy Moore Court Reporter 816-512-5622
Bankruptcy Judges
Chief Judge Brian T. Fenimore
Name Title Phone Number
Brian T. Fenimore Bankruptcy Judge 816-512-1910
Dawn Meador Courtroom Deputy 816-512-1924
Hannah Schoeb Career Law Clerk 816-512-1910
Lindsay Doman Law Clerk 816-512-1910
Judge Dennis R. Dow
Name Title Phone Number
Dennis R. Dow Bankruptcy Judge 816-512-1880
Kerry Brown Judicial Assistant 816-512-1880
Kim McClanahan Courtroom Deputy 816-512-1894
Sharon Loftspring Career Law Clerk
Lori Locke Career Law Clerk
Judge Cynthia A. Norton
Name Title Phone Number
Cynthia A. Norton Chief Bankruptcy Judge 816-512-1895
Beth Graham Courtroom Deputy 816-512-1852
Erica Garrett Career Law Clerk 816-512-1896
Jeffrey Merritt Law Clerk 816-512-1898
Name Title Phone Number
Kristina Richardson Kansas City Chapter 13 Courtroom Deputy 816-512-1816