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Magistrate Judge Teresa J. James

Kansas City, KS
Honorable Teresa J. James
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
500 State Avenue, Suite 208
Kansas City, KS 66101


Years of Service: 2014-Present

The Honorable Teresa J. James, a lifelong Kansas resident, has been appointed as the newest United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas effective January 16, 2014. Judge James received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1981 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1984. Following graduation, Judge James practiced law in the Wichita legal community until she joined the Overland Park branch of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP in 2003.

At Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP, Judge James was a partner and specialized in areas of law such as Energy, Oil and Gas, Condemnation and Real Property, and Complex Litigation. Judge James is on the board of the Kansas Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Commission. She also served on the Bench-Bar Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in 2012 and 2013. She belongs to the Johnson County and Wichita Bar Associations and is a Kansas Bar Association Fellow.


Courtroom Deputy
Lori Lopez

Melissa Hill

Law Clerks
Brenda Yoakum-Kriz

Guidelines & Orders


Courtroom Technology
Electronic evidence system including: a document camera, DVD/VCR combo, laptop video input from attorney tables and lectern; annotation capabilities from the lectern and witness stand; audio input available for laptop and other sources from the lectern and attorney tables; multi-channel IR headsets that facilitate assisted listening and interpreters of foreign languages; a projector with screen in front of the jury box and 19” monitors at each table for evidence viewing.
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