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Honorable G. Gordon Atcheson
Judge of the Court of Appeals 2010 -

Hon G. Gordon AtchesonGovernor Mark Parkinson appointed G. Gordon Atcheson to the Court of Appeals on July 14, 2010. Atcheson began his service on the Court in September after closing his law office.

Appointed at age 56, Atcheson was born and raised in the Central New York town of Cortland. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1976 and moved to Wichita the next year. Atcheson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1981. He practiced law with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office (1981-1983); Hall, Turner & Pike (1983-1986); Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman (1986-1989); Blake & Uhlig (1989-2005); and The Atcheson Law Office (2005-2010). Atcheson focused his work almost exclusively on civil and criminal litigation. He has represented clients in the trial and appellate courts in Kansas  and in federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Atcheson has lived in Overland Park since 1986. He is married to Cheryl A. Pilate, a principal in the Kansas City, Missouri, law firm of Morgan & Pilate, LLC.

Opinions authored by Judge Atcheson:

  • 110645 -- State v. Fernandez-Torres
  • 109789 -– State v. McGill (dissenting)
  • 109121 -- In re Marriage of Stephenson & Papineau (dissenting)
  • 109026 -– Bouton v. Byers
  • 108630 -- Taylor v. Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment
  • 108353 -- Mashaney v. Board of Indigents' Defense Services (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 107814 -– State v. Franco
  • 107631 -- State v. Acevedo (dissenting)
  • 106842 -- State v. Beltran
  • 106813 -- State v. Althaus
  • 106480 -- State v. Lundquist
  • 106257 -- Kuhn v. Schmidt (concurring)
  • 106181 -- Purdum v. Purdum, et al. (dissenting)
  • 106152 -- State v. Dugan
  • 105589 -- RAMA Operating Co. v. Barker (concurring)
  • 105415 -- State v. Hargrove
  • 105169 -- State v. Jones (concurring)
  • 105008 -- State v. Bellinger (dissenting)
  • 104865 -- State v. Brown (dissenting)
  • 104769 -- State ex rel. Bremby v. Lindemuth, Inc. (concurring)
  • 104697 -- State v. Proctor
  • 104634 -- Wright v. Kansas State Board of Education (concurring)
  • 104282 -- State v. Boyd
  • 104270 -- DeLong v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 104246 -- Estate of Beldon v. Brown County
  • 104149 -- State v. Schreiner
  • 103762 -- City of Overland Park v. Rhodes (dissenting)
  • 103735 -- State v. Perkins
  • 103677 -- State v. Hand
  • 103993 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of American Legion Post No. 81
  • 103952 -- Golden v. Den-Mat Corporation
  • 103047 -- In re Estate of Heiman
  • 102452 -- State v. Brooks
  • 102715 -- State v. Simmons
  • 102598 -- Thoroughbred Associates, L.L.C., et al. v. Kansas City Royalty Co., L.L.C., et al.
  • 102256 -- State v. Hilton (concurring)
  • 102342 -- State v. Morales (dissenting)
  • 101684 -- State v. Plummer