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Honorable Carol A. Beier
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 2003-

Hon Carol A BeierCarol A. Beier, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, has authored more than 570 judicial opinions for the citizens of Kansas. She was appointed Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court on September 5, 2003, having served as a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals from February 18, 2000.

Before taking the bench, Justice Beier was a partner at Foulston Siefkin L.L.P. in Wichita. While at the firm, she had a broad trial and appellate practice. Her cases included commercial disputes, personal injury, family law representation, administrative hearings for children with learning disabilities, government investigations of health care clients, plaintiffs' employment law claims, pro bono criminal defense and other matters.

Justice Beier also spent one year as a visiting professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she designed and taught a course on women and the law, taught an advanced torts class, and directed two student clinical programs -- a criminal law appeals clinic and the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project.

Justice Beier began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge James K. Logan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. At the conclusion of her clerkship, she was awarded a Revson fellowship at the Georgetown Law Center Women's Rights and Public Policy Program. As a fellow, she worked on family income security, education, and employment issues at the National Women's Law Center. She then entered private practice at Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn.

Justice Beier received her J.D. in 1985 from the University of Kansas School of Law and her L.L.M. in 2004 from the University of Virginia School of Law. While a student at KU Law, she was a Rice Scholar, Articles Editor of the Kansas Law Review, and Student Director of the Defender Project. Upon graduation, she was named to the Order of the Coif law honorary society and selected by the law faculty to receive the Samuel Mellinger Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

Justice Beier received her B.S. in Journalism in 1981 from the University of Kansas. She also attended Benedictine College in Atchison. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City.

Justice Beier is a member and former District 10 Director of the National Association of Women Judges, a longtime member of the Kansas Bar Association and a member of the Board of Editors for its Annual Survey of the Law, a fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation, and a longtime member of the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar, and the Wichita Bar Association. She is a founding member and was the first secretary of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. In 2012, she was named to the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. In 2006, a national survey by Lawdragon magazine named Justice Beier one of the top 500 judges in the United States. She also has served on many community and professional boards, including as president of the KU Law Alumni. She is the author of numerous legal publications and is a frequent presenter to legal and lay audiences.

Justice Beier is married to Richard W. Green. They live in Topeka and have three children.

Cases (those available online) before Justice Beier:

  • 109015 -- Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. v. Briggs
  • 107768 -– State v. Morris
  • 105882 -- State v. Robertson
  • 105420 -- State v. Jones
  • 105115 -– State v. Dull
  • 105057 -- State v. Hilt
  • 104900 -- State v. Newcomb
  • 104827 -- State v. Llamas (joins in the foregoing dissent)
  • 104651 -- State v. Key
  • 104580 -- State v. Swindler
  • 104503 -- State v. Schaeffer
  • 104883 -- State v. Florentin (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 104114 -- State v. Jacobs
  • 104098 -- State v. Seward
  • 104092 -- State v. Wells
  • 103781 -- State v. Floyd
  • 103773 -- State v. Murray
  • 103677 -- State v. Hand
  • 103674 -- State v. Cox
  • 103467 -- State v. Rodriguez
  • 103395 -- Venters v. Sellers
  • 103304 -– State v. Frierson
  • 103242 -- State v. Prine
  • 103155 -- Boucek v. Boucek
  • 102981 -– State v. Charles
  • 102938 -- Hemphill v. Shore
  • 102895 -- State v. Hulett
  • 102690 -- Scott v. Hughes
  • 102573 -- State v. Smith
  • 102495 -- State v. Hall
  • 102400 -- State v.Gonzalez
  • 102297 -- State v. Hall
  • 102235 -- Manhattan Ice & Cold Storage v. City of Manhattan
  • 102234 -- State v. Denmark-Wagner
  • 102223 -- Swank v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 102221 -- State v. Wilson
  • 102214 -- Harrison v. Tauheed
  • 102203 -- State v. Hall
  • 102198 -- State v. Peterson
  • 102163 -- Kansas City Mall Assocs. v. Unified Gov't of Wyandotte County/KCK
  • 102114 -- Milano's, Inc. v. Kansas Dept. of Labor
  • 101905 -- State v. Parks
  • 101812 -- Waste Connections of Kansas, Inc. v. Ritchie Corp.
  • 101723 -- State v. Hart
  • 101719 -- State v. Hernandez (joins the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 101700 -- State v. Duong
  • 101634 -- State v. McDaniel
  • 101624 -- State v. Sawyer
  • 101575 -- State v. Allen
  • 101551 -- State v. Peppers – Beier
  • 101545 -- State v. Race
  • 101438 -- State v. Huerta
  • 100396 -- State v. Jenkins (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 101346 -- State v. Chanthaseng
  • 101236 -- State v. Adams
  • 101208 -- State v. Sellers (Modified opinion filed June 22, 2011)
  • 101208 -- State v. Sellers (Original opinion filed April 22, 2011)
  • 101136 -- State v. Finch
  • 101092 -- State v. Collins
  • 101077 -- State v. Spencer
  • 101000 -- O'Brien v. Leegin Creative Leather Products
  • 100839 -- State v. Cosby
  • 100728 -- State v. Johnson
  • 100726 -- State v. Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood
  • 100719 -- State v. Barnes
  • 100648 -- Stechschulte v. Jennings
  • 100554 -- In re Adoption of B.B.M.
  • 100332 -- Rural Water District No. 2, Miami County, KS. v. City of Louisburg
  • 100263 -- State v. Seward
  • 100178 -- State v. Murphy (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 100132 -- Levin v. Maw Oil & Gas
  • 100058 -- Thompson v. State
  • 99990 -- Gaumer v. Rossville Truck & Tractor Co.
  • 99818 -- Miller v. Johnson (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 99794 -- State v. Ransom
  • 99694 -- State v. Magallanez
  • 99533 -- State v. Salts
  • 99503 -- Adamson v. Bicknel (joins in the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 99451 -- Herrell v. National Beef Packing Co.
  • 99281 -- State v. Ransom
  • 99130 -- In re A.J.S.
  • 99091 -- State v Gatlin
  • 99041 -- Goldsmith v. State
  • 98956 -- In re Tax Appeal of Mental Health Ass'n of the Heartland (concurring)
  • 98861 -- State v. Raschke
  • 98856 -- State v. Urban
  • 98822 -- State v. Gaona
  • 98747 -- Compr. Health of Planned Parenthood of Ks. v. Kline
  • 98740 -- In re Adoption of A.A.T. (dissenting)
  • 98727 -- State v. Schultz
  • 98586 -- Thomas v. Board of Shawnee County Comm'rs
  • 98351 -- Rowland v. State
  • 98160 -- State v. Sheldon
  • 98118 -- State v. Henning and Zabriskie
  • 98111 -- Denning v. KPERS
  • 98105 -- In re Care & Treatment of Colt
  • 97806 -- Phillips v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins.
  • 97725 -- Rector v. Tatham
  • 97683 -- State v. Moore
  • 97649 -- Higgins v. Abilene Machine
  • 97494 -- Unruh v. Purina Mills
  • 97273 -- In re Care & Treatment of Miller
  • 97065 -- State v. Jones
  • 97020 -- State v. Dixon
  • 97013 -- State v. Wright
  • 96784 -- Dodge City Implement, Inc. v. Board of Barber County Comm'rs
  • 96697 -- Foundation Property Investments, LLC v. CTP, LLC (concurring)
  • 96481 -- State ex rel Morrison v. Price
  • 96250 -- Cooke v Gillespie (concurring)
  • 96102 -- In re K.M.H.
  • 96081 -- State v. Herron
  • 95860 -- State v. Patton
  • 95812 -- State v. Fitzgerald
  • 95768 -- Miller v. Westport Ins. Corp.
  • 95760 -- State v. Scott
  • 95723 -- State v. Harris
  • 95668 -- Johnson v. Brooks Plumbing
  • 95650 -- Graham v. Dokter Trucking Group
  • 95610 -- In re J.D.C.
  • 95575 -- State v. Belt
  • 95483 -- Korytkowski v. City of Ottawa
  • 95445 -- Farha v. City of Wichita
  • 95400 -- State v. Vasquez
  • 95396 -- Bledsoe v. State
  • 95365 -- State v. Murdock (concurring)
  • 95348 -- State v. Lee (concurring)
  • 95335 -- State v. Carter
  • 95193 -- Board of Leavenworth County Comm'rs v. Whitson
  • 95188 -- Robertson v. State
  • 95102 -- Wachter Management Co. v. Dexter & Chaney, Inc. (dissenting)
  • 95049 -- State v. Jefferson
  • 95023 -- Wilkins v. State
  • 94999 -- Miller v. Glacier Development Co.
  • 94815 -- State v. Morton
  • 94691 -- Esquivel v. Watters (dissenting)
  • 94667 -- Troutman v. Curtis
  • 94609 -- State v. Cosby
  • 94589 -- State v. Hill
  • 94380 -- MBNA America Bank v. Credit
  • 94324 -- Coleman v. Swift-Eckrich
  • 94317 -- State v. Gutierrez
  • 94265 -- Scott v. Hughes
  • 94254 -- State v. Thompson (dissenting)
  • 94244 -- State v. Albright
  • 94224 -- Jeremiah 29:11, Inc. v. Seifert
  • 94203 -- Fieser v. Kansas State Bd. of Healing Arts
  • 94176 -- Nungesser v. Bryant
  • 94162 -- State v. Green
  • 94113 -- State v. Moses (concurring)
  • 94033 -- Martin v. Kansas Department of Revenue
  • 93602 -- State v. Hicks
  • 93587 -- State v. Alger
  • 93573 -- Laymon v. State
  • 93465 -- State v. Kirkpatrick (dissenting)
  • 93383 -- Alpha Med. Clinic v. Anderson
  • 93345 -- State v. Prine
  • 92655 -- In re Tax Appeal of CIG Field Services Co.
  • 92580 -- State v. Anderson
  • 92541 -- State v. Parker (concurring)
  • 92512 -- State v. Shopteese
  • 92413 -- State v. Brown (dissenting)
  • 92410 -- Fidelity Bank v. King
  • 92362 -- State v. Anthony
  • 92193 -- State v. Rupnick
  • 92032 -- Montoy v. State (concurring)
  • 91929 -- Alliance Mortgage Co. v. Pastine
  • 91875 -- State v. Robinson
  • 91862 -- State v. Jones
  • 91466 -- State v. Farmer (concurring & dissenting)
  • 91432 -- State v. Franklin (dissenting)
  • 91406 -- State v. Gunby
  • 91389 -- Jones v. State
  • 91225 -- In re Estate of Wolf
  • 91163 -- State v. Donaldsonn (concurring & dissenting)
  • 91042 -- State v. Swinney
  • 91024 -- In re Marriage of Harbutz
  • 90850 -- State v. Huff
  • 90762 -- Whye v. City Council for the City of Topeka
  • 90756 -- State v. James
  • 90730 -- Hysten v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Ry. Co.
  • 90674 -- State v. Engelhardt
  • 90570 -- Garrett v. Read
  • 90478 -- In re Marriage of Kuzanek
  • 90475 -- Jones v. Kansas State University (concurring)
  • 90319 -- State v. Robertson
  • 90318 -- State v. Adams
  • 90307 -- In re Marriage of Brown
  • 90240 -- Krider v. Board of Trustees of Coffeyville Community College
  • 90188 -- State v. Schroeder
  • 90148 -- State v. Walker
  • 90007 -- State v. Messer
  • 89957 -- State v. Swisher
  • 89944 -- Cunningham v. Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores
  • 89942 -- In re J.D.
  • 89864 -- Patterson v. Allstate Ins. Co.
  • 89836 -- Avriett v. State
  • 89822 -- David v. Board of Norton County Comm'rs
  • 89759 -- Rice v. State
  • 89672 -- State v. Wilkerson
  • 89671 -- State v. Pennington (dissenting)
  • 89655 -- Natalini v. Little
  • 89610 -- State v. Shelton (concurring)
  • 89603 -- State v. Stevens (concurring)
  • 89568 -- State v. Wendler
  • 89462 -- Roe v. Kansas Dept. of SRS
  • 89213 -- Lopez v. Unified Gov't of Wyandotte County
  • 89164 -- State v. Dixon (concurring & dissenting)
  • 89127 -- State v. Huynh
  • 89115 -- Money v. Fort Hays State Univ. Endowment Ass'n
  • 89061 -- In re Care & Treatment of Hunt
  • 89056 -- State v. Young
  • 88987 -- State v. Oliver
  • 88977 -- State v. Shelby (concurring)
  • 88933 -- State v. Carter
  • 88787 -- Narron v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
  • 88756 -- Brown v. Farmers Insurance Co.
  • 88692 -- State v. Armstrong
  • 88650 -- State v. Hayden
  • 88571 -- State v. Morton
  • 88539 -- Anderson v. Scarlett Auto Interiors
  • 88537 -- State v. Goeller
  • 88523 -- State v. Markthepharak
  • 88370 -- Carlson Auction Services, Inc. v. Lopez
  • 88368 -- In re D.T.
  • 88353 -- City of Wichita v. Marlett
  • 88261 -- Shaffer v. City of Topeka, KS
  • 88203 -- Transam Trucking, Inc. v. Kansas Dept. of Human Resources
  • 88154 -- State ex rel. Riley County Police Dept. v. $1,489.00 U.S. Currency
  • 88150 -- Evans v. Frakes Trucking
  • 88089 -- Cousatte v. Collins
  • 88086 -- McNabb v. McNabb
  • 88057 -- State v. Stewart
  • 88043 -- Harris v. State
  • 88019 -- Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co. v. Van Diest Supply Co.
  • 87830 -- In re Marriage of Myers
  • 87768 -- Davenport Pasture, LP v. Board of Morris County Comm'rs
  • 87736 -- Graham v. Cirocco
  • 87604 -- State v. Davidson
  • 87297 -- State v. Sprinkle
  • 87294 -- State v. Smith
  • 87287 -- Weist v. Kansas Board of Regents
  • 87207 -- Johnson v. Wiegers
  • 87150 -- In re R.B.S.
  • 87137 -- Van Dyke v. State
  • 86720 -- State v. Arrocha
  • 86536 -- State v. Sweat
  • 86489 -- Newman v. Kansas Enterprises
  • 86395 -- State v. Miller
  • 86366 -- State v. Wig
  • 86108 -- Jones v. Walker
  • 85978 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Johnson County Housing Coalition, Inc.
  • 85975 -- State v. Macias
  • 85937 -- State v. Wren
  • 85925 -- Stewart v. Secretary of Corrections
  • 85815 -- Yoh v. Hoffman
  • 85781 -- State v. Musick
  • 85731 -- State v. Burden
  • 85654 -- Geren v. Geren
  • 85586 -- State v. Dickson
  • 85491 -- State v. Baughman
  • 85354 -- Farmers Group, Inc. v. Lee
  • 85351 -- Layne Christensen Co. v. Zurich Canada
  • 85309 -- State v. Cobb
  • 85238 -- State v. Carr
  • 85141 -- Gray v. Manhattan Med. Center, Inc.
  • 85093 -- White v. Allied Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 85049 -- In re Marriage of Salas
  • 85010 -- State v. Carrasco
  • 84948 -- Sprague v. Farm Credit Services
  • 84886 -- George v. Pauly
  • 84871 -- In re Tax Exempt Application of Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc.
  • 84832 -- Flenory v. Eagle's Nest Apts
  • 84797 -- State v. Bolden
  • 84778 -- In re Marriage of Hoffman
  • 84746 -- Hanson v. Logan U.S.D. 326
  • 84673 -- State v. Luna
  • 84658 -- State v. Phelps
  • 84553 -- State v. Aldaba
  • 84538 -- State v. Hazley
  • 84524 -- State v. Cribbs
  • 84510 -- In re Equalization Appeals of Total Petroleum, Inc.
  • 84476 -- Aselco, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Group
  • 84475 -- City of Newton v. Kirkley
  • 84451 -- State v. Siebel
  • 84270 -- State v. McDonald
  • 84116 -- Edwards v. State
  • 84075 -- Biomat, Inc. v. Sampson
  • 84027 -- State v. Williams
  • 83806 -- Dawson v. Givens Const. Co., Inc.
  • 83746 -- State v. Dwyer
  • 83673 -- State v. Steen
  • 83602 -- State v. Campbell
  • 83269 -- Stark v. Mercantile Bank, N.A.
  • 83250 -- State v. Grace, Jr.
  • 83085 -- Fowler v. Criticare Home Health Services Inc.
  • 83028 -- State v. Taylor
  • 82947 -- State v. Magdaleno
  • 82829 -- State v. Scott
  • 82805 -- City of Colby v. Cranston
  • 82608 -- State v. Robinson
  • 82596 -- State v. Pham
  • 82517 -- Frans v. Gausman