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Honorable Richard D. Greene
Chief Judge 2011 - 2012
Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals 2003 - 2011

Hon Richard D GreeneRichard D. Greene was born in Hermann, Missouri on January 9, 1950. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972, and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University-Dallas in 1975. Upon graduation he practiced law with the firm Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy for 28 years. Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to the Court of Appeals in June of 2003. Greene was appointed Chief Judge by the Supreme Court effective January 10, 2011.

Judge Greene attended Appellate Judge School in the summer of 2004 at New York University. He has often been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court, and in that capacity he has authored three published opinions for that court, In re Tax Appeal of Weisberger, 285 Kan. 98 (2007), State v. Alderete, 285 Kan. 359 (2007), and In re Trust D of Darby, 290 Kan. 785.

Judge Greene has been active in the State Bar Association, where he served for 7 years as Editor in Chief for the Annual Survey of Law.  He currently serves as a member of the KBA's Bench-Bar Committee. He has been a lecturer or education panel member for the National Association of Appellate Attorneys, Kansas Womens' Attorneys' Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas State University, Kansas University School of Law, Pittsburg State University, North Carolina Central Law School, Southwest Kansas Bar Association, Washburn University School of Law, the Wichita Bar Association, the Wyandotte County Bar Association, and the Newton Bar Association. Judge Greene  received the Outstanding Service Award from the Kansas Bar Association in 2007 for distinguished service to the profession. He is currently a member of the national Council of Chief Judges of State Courts of Appeal, and serves as national chairman of its membership committee and on its executive committee.

As Chief of the Court, Judge Greene has implemented a host of initiatives to make the court more tech savvy, more efficient, and more responsive to its legislative mandate to take the court to the people of Kansas. Under his leadership, the court has convened panels in all 31 judicial districts, has achieved the filing of nearly 96% of its opinions within 60 days of hearing, and has enhanced its public and educational outreach to civic clubs, local bar associations, high schools, community colleges, and major universities across our State.

Chief Judge Greene has a long history of community and charitable involvement. He has served as volunteer judge for Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas, and is a member of the emeritus council of Project Concern International where he served a Chairman of the Board in 1992-94. He also remains active in his church, where he teaches a Sunday adult theology class. Chief Judge Greene and his wife, Mary Sue, have a blended family of four daughters, Kristin, Julie, Katie, and Jenny, and four grand-daughters, Asheton, Savannah, Chandler, and Maddie May.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Greene:

  • 106817 -- Riley v. Allstate Insurance Company
  • 106703 -- State v. Reese
  • 106700 -- In re Tax Appeal of National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc.
  • 106605 -- State v. Jones
  • 105964 -- In re Estate of Strader (dissenting)
  • 105962 -- City of Lincoln Center v. Farmway Co-Op, Inc. (concurs in the result)
  • 105623 -- In re K.E.
  • 105589 -- RAMA Operating Co. v. Barker
  • 105298 -- In re Equalization Appeal of Prieb Properties
  • 105139 -- In re Tax Appeal of Cessna Employees Credit Union
  • 105072 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council
  • 104990 -- Rausch v. Sears Roebuck & Co.
  • 104965 -- Swafford v. McKune (Dissenting)
  • 104950 -- In re Tax Appeals of Edmiston Oil Co.
  • 104762 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Strother Field Airport
  • 104727 -- In re Adoption of I.H.H.-L.
  • 104693 -- In re Tax Appeal of Wine
  • 104631 -- In re Tax Appeals of EOG Resources, Inc.
  • 104623 -- State v. Hamilton
  • 104441 -- Baggett v. Board of Douglas County Comm'rs
  • 104274 -- In re Care & Treatment of Twilleger (Concurring)
  • 104144 -- State v. Grebe
  • 104000 -- Lightner v. Lightner
  • 103602 -- In re K.P.
  • 103481 -- In re J.O.
  • 103462 -- Edwards v. Anderson Energy, Inc.
  • 103442 -- In re K.R.
  • 103343 -- State v. Cummings
  • 103108 -- In re Trust D of Darby
  • 103323 -- Porter v. Wells Fargo Bank
  • 103009 -- Farrar v. Mobil Oil Corp.
  • 102713 -- State v. McCammon
  • 102695 -- Nelson v. Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • 102681 -- State v. Hogan
  • 102648 -- In re Tax Appeal of Libson
  • 102608 -- Thornburg v. Schweitzer
  • 102565 -- In re Tax Appeal of Brocato
  • 102466 -- Chatterton v. Roberts
  • 102403 -- State v. Burns (Concurring)
  • 102159 -- In re Tax Appeal of Dillon Real Estate Co.
  • 101611 -- State v. Mitchell
  • 101566 -- Welsch v. Trivestco Energy Co.
  • 101528 -- In re L.C.W.
  • 101424 -- Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Sumner, et al.
  • 101225 -- City of Salina v. Ragnoni
  • 101100 -- Russell v. Braden
  • 101040 -- Duncan v. West Wichita Family Physicians
  • 101015 -- Canaday v. Midway Denton U.S.D. No. 433
  • 100999 -- State ex rel. Six v. Mike W. Graham & Assocs.
  • 100997 -- Friends of the Bethany Place v. City of Topeka (Concurring and dissenting)
  • 100734 -- In re B.E.Y.
  • 100687 -- In re Care & Treatment of Miles
  • 100678 -- Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. v. Board of Commissioners of Lyon County, Ks
  • 100499 -- In re Tax Appeal of Dillon Stores
  • 100497 -- Law v. Law Company Building Assocs.
  • 100494 -- State v. Coman
  • 100399 -- Snider v. MidFirst Bank
  • 100248 -- Fischer v. State
  • 100191 -- McCready v. Payless Shoesource and Fidelity & Guaranty Ins. (Dissenting)
  • 100050 -- Friess v. Quest Cherokee
  • 99990 -- Gaumer v. Rossville Truck and Tractor Co.
  • 99867 -- In re Adoption of Baby Boy M.
  • 99772 -- In re Appeals of Genesis Health Clubs from Orders of the Division of Taxation
  • 99767 -- Santana v. Olguin
  • 99673 -- State v. Davison (Dissenting)
  • 99633 -- State v. Thomas (Dissenting)
  • 99245 -- In re Estate of Seth
  • 99090 -- State v. Boehmer
  • 99028 -- Moll v. State
  • 99021 -- Ft. Hays St. Univ. v. Ft. Hays St. Univ. Chapter, Amer. Ass'n of Univ. Professors
  • 99009 -- Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund v. St. Francis Hosp.
  • 98822 -- State v. Gaona
  • 98798 -- State v. Roose (Concurring)
  • 98780 -- Mangels v. Cornell
  • 98762 -- Alliance Steel, Inc. v. Piland
  • 98705 -- Bluestem Telephone Co. v. Kansas Corpotation Comm'n
  • 98611 -- State v. Anderson (Concurring)
  • 98574 -- State v. Perry
  • 98527 -- State v. Bussart-Savaloja
  • 98496 -- Lashure v. Felts and Darabant (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 98447 -- State v. Harvey (Concurring)
  • 98409 -- In re Tax Appeal of Graceland College Center
  • 98407 -- Lee, et al v. Fischer
  • 98352 -- In re Estate of Lane (Concurring)
  • 98258 -- Halford v. Nowak Constuction
  • 98236 -- Ware v. ANW Special Educational Coop. No. 603 (Dissenting)
  • 98216 -- Citifinancial Mortgage Co v. Clark
  • 98163 -- In re Tax Appeal of Genstler Eye Center & Clinic
  • 98159 -- Deguillen v. Schwan's Food Manufacturing, Inc.
  • 98105 -- In re Care & Treatment of Colt
  • 97657 -- State v. Hawkins
  • 97614 -- Young v. Hefton
  • 97338 -- State v. Huntley
  • 97332 -- In re Tax Exempt, Application of Goddard
  • 97329 -- Buchanan v. Overley (Dissenting)
  • 97286 -- Wilkerson v. State
  • 97217 -- Stormont-Vail Healthcare, Inc. v. Cutrer
  • 97132 -- Williams v. Lawton
  • 97130 -- Lyons v. Holder
  • 97102 -- Dexter v. Brake
  • 96862 -- State v. Brown
  • 96839 -- Blomgren v. Kansas Department of Revenue
  • 96550 -- In re Tax Appeal of Weisgerber
  • 96548 -- Mendoza v. DCS Sanitation
  • 96519 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of K.S.U. SE Ag. Research Center
  • 96445 -- State v. Denny
  • 96365 -- State v. Cisneros
  • 96229 -- Estate of Kirkpatrick v. City of Olathe
  • 96120 -- State v. Smith
  • 95947 -- In re Tax Protest of United Ag Services
  • 95941 -- Gates v. Goodyear
  • 95896 -- State v. Hall
  • 95818 -- State v. McCarley
  • 95811 -- Mahan v. Clarkson Constr. Co.
  • 95716 -- State v. Anguiano
  • 95705 -- Tull v. Atchison Leather Products, Inc.
  • 95671 -- In re M.R.
  • 95650 -- Graham v. Dokter Trucking Group
  • 95602 -- Fowler v. State
  • 95544 -- LDF Food Group, Inc. v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co.
  • 95108 -- State v. 1990 Lincoln Town Car (Concurring)
  • 95041 -- State v. Fewell (Dissenting)
  • 94902 -- J.N.L.M. v. Miller
  • 94893 -- City of Arkansas City v. Bruton
  • 94816 -- McMillan v. McKune
  • 94795 -- State v. Buckner
  • 94711 -- In re Estate of Hjersted
  • 94698 -- Finley v. Estate of De Grazio
  • 94666 -- Seeber v. Ebeling (Concurring)
  • 94635 -- Gudenkauf v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 94531 -- Carter v. Roberts
  • 94388 -- State v. Aldrete
  • 94254 -- State v. Thompson
  • 94224 -- Jeremiah 29:11, Inc. v. Seifert (Concurring)
  • 94206 -- Logsdon v. Boeing Co.
  • 94192 -- Ihrig v. Frontier Equity Exchange Ass'n
  • 94072 -- In re Hjersted Revocable Trust
  • 93953 -- Wenrich v. Employers Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 93662 -- Missouri Bank & Trust Co. v. Gas-Mart Develop. Co.
  • 93560 -- State v. Lopez
  • 93477 -- A.O. Smith Corp. v. Kansas Dept. of Human Resources
  • 93470 -- In re Estate of Hjersted
  • 93386 -- State v. Moore (Dissenting)
  • 93162 -- State v. Poage
  • 93121 -- Bender v. Kansas Secured Title & Abstract Co.
  • 93109 -- Jacklovich v. Roberts
  • 93037 -- In re D.I.G.
  • 92988 -- State v. Carter
  • 92971 -- Helmerich & Payne, Inc. v. Board of Seward Co. Comm'rs
  • 92570 -- State v. Smith
  • 92413 -- State v. Brown (Dissenting)
  • 92409 -- State v. Stout
  • 92380 -- Botkin v. Security State Bank
  • 92154 -- State ex rel. D.S.M., Jr. & H.M.M. v. Mealey
  • 92030 -- State v. Voyles
  • 91875 -- State v. Robinson (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 91867 -- State v. Johnson
  • 91791 -- State v. Anderson
  • 91637 -- Cincinnati Life Ins. Co. v. Palmer
  • 91631 -- State v. Porting (Dissenting)
  • 91547 -- State v. Letourneau
  • 91423 -- Blue v. Tos
  • 91324 -- In re Care & Treatment of Foster (Dissenting)
  • 91175 -- Soza v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 91129 -- In re Marriage of Paul
  • 91107 -- State v. Dumars
  • 90988 -- Tri-County Concerned Citizens, Inc. v. Board of Harper County Comm'rs
  • 90981 -- State v. Pottoroff
  • 90958 -- State v. Bland
  • 90942 -- Board of Saline County Comm'rs v. Jensen
  • 90881 -- State v. Bryan
  • 90878 -- Duncan v. City of Arkansas City
  • 90865 -- State v. Schneider
  • 90805 -- Concrete Accessories Co. v. Moses (Concurring)
  • 90746 -- Talbot v. Pearson
  • 90656 -- Bonner Springs U.S.D. No. 204 v. Blue Valley U.S.D. No. 229
  • 90536 -- State v. Doub
  • 90475 -- Jones v. Kansas State University
  • 90453 -- Hallmark Cards, Inc. v. Kansas Cept. of Commerce & Housing
  • 90437 -- Labra v. Mid-Plains Constr., Inc.
  • 90398 -- Southwest & Assocs., Inc. v. Steven Enterprises
  • 90310 -- Zukel v. Great West Managers, LLC
  • 90303 -- State v. Kackley
  • 90209 -- In re Estate of Steward
  • 90000 -- Lynn v. Simmons
  • 89949 -- Larson Operating Co. v. Petroleum, Inc.
  • 89921 -- State v. Kralik
  • 89886 -- McCarty v. State (Dissenting)
  • 89841 -- In re J.J.G.
  • 89597 -- Starr v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
  • 89410 -- Persimmon Hill First Homes Ass'n v. Lonsdale
  • 89348 -- Siler v. Kansas Employment Security Bd. of Review
  • 89003 -- State v. Elnicki (Concurring)