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Honorable G. Joseph Pierron Jr.
Judge of the Court of Appeals 1990-

Hon G Joseph Pierron JrG. Joseph Pierron was born May 16, 1947, in Kansas City, Kansas, and he now lives in Lawrence. He grew up in Olathe and graduated from Olathe Senior High School in 1964, Rockhurst College of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1968 and the University of Kansas School of Law in 1971.

Prior to his 1990 appointment to the Kansas Court of Appeals, he served as a district judge in Olathe from 1982. Before that, he was an assistant county and district attorney in Johnson County from 1971. He was also municipal judge of Spring Hill in 1972.

Judge Pierron served as president of the Kansas Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse and on the board of directors of the Kansas Children’s Service League. He is chair of the Kansas Bar Association Law Related Education committee and is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Administration and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections. He served as chair of the Bicentennial Commission on the United States Constitution for Johnson County.

Judge Pierron has received leadership and public service awards from the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Kansas Children and Youth Advocacy committee, the Kansas Corporation for Change, the Olathe Police Department, the Olathe Medical Center, the Olathe Jaycees and the Leavenworth Kansas Bar Association. He received the Junior League of Topeka Community Volunteer Award in 1998, the Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Service Award in 1999, the Liberty Bell Award from the Shawnee County Bar Association in 2002, and the State Department of Education Civic Education Partnership Award in 2008. He joined Rotary International in 1971, served as president of the Olathe Rotary Club, and is a member of the Downtown Topeka Rotary club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

In 2009, Judge Pierron received the first Kansas Boys’ State Governor’s Award for outstanding leadership, public service and dedication to the youth of Kansas. In 2010, he was named to the Olathe High School Wall of Fame. In 2011, he was awarded the first Kansas District Judges Association community outreach and education award.

In 2011, he received the American Bar Association Burnham (Hod) Greely Award, “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to promoting public awareness of the importance of a fair, impartial and independent judiciary.” He has been active in history and law related educational programs, and he has given programs on the United States Constitution to about 350 student and adult audiences statewide. He currently is organizing a comprehensive effort to coordinate judges and lawyers to give similar programs all over the state each year around Constitution Day.

Judge Pierron is co-chair of two committees that are developing appellate mediation and video conferencing for Court of Appeals cases.

Judge Pierron’s wife, Amy Dennis Pierron, passed away in 2000. Their three children are Sam, Abby and Dan. Judge Pierron is married to Diana Carlin Pierron, PhD, a university professor and administrator.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Pierron:

  • 110275 -- Johnson v. Kansas Employment Security Bd. of Review
  • 110164 -- State v. Marion
  • 109503 -- State v. Crossett
  • 109355 -- In re A.M.M.-H.
  • 108930 -- State v. Vrabel
  • 108597 -- State v. Ramey
  • 108461 -- Hubbard v. Mellion
  • 108335 -- State v. Craddick
  • 108125 -- Williams v. Petromark Drilling, LLC, and Ace Fire Underwriters Inc. Co.
  • 106845 -- Unified Gov't of Wyandotte County/KCK v. IBEW Local 53
  • 105964 -- In re Estate of Strader
  • 105962 -- City of Lincoln Center v. Farmway Co-Op, Inc.
  • 105622 -- State v. Uwadia
  • 105689 -- State v. Whitt
  • 105033 -- Garcia v. Anderson
  • 104356 -- State v. Clary
  • 104321 -- Hall v. Shelter Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 103762 -- City of Overland Park v. Rhodes
  • 103646 -- State v. Adame
  • 103616 -- Evans v. City of Emporia
  • 103505 -- In re Girard/Mallard
  • 103285 -- Stabel v. Meyer
  • 103216 -- State v. Phillips
  • 103152 -- State v. Robinson
  • 103072 -- State v. Trostle
  • 102375 -- State v. Cook
  • 102960 -- State v. Deist
  • 102804 -- State v. Baber
  • 102749 -- State v. Powell
  • 102662 -- Simmons v. Porter
  • 102635 -- State v. Galyardt
  • 102629 -- Moreland v. Perkins
  • 102369 -- State v. Goff
  • 102307 -- Roles v. The Boeing Company and Ins. Co. of the State of Pennsylvania
  • 102290 -- State v. Barnes
  • 102117 -- State v. Hall
  • 102100 -- Evenson v. Lilley
  • 102036 -- State v. Williams
  • 101936 -- State v. Jones
  • 101916 -- Bitner v. Watco Companies
  • 101852 -- State v. Peterman
  • 101812 -- Waste Connections of Kansas, Inc. v. Ritchie Corp.
  • 101658 -- In re Tax Exempt Application of CLASS Homes I
  • 101530 -- State v. Hernandez
  • 101494 -- Cuthbertson v. Kanas Dept. of Revenue
  • 101476 -- Goodell v. Tyson Fresh Meats
  • 101392 -- State v. Adams
  • 101347 -- State v. Cluck
  • 101334 -- State v. Hovhannisyan
  • 101306 -- McCabe d/b/a Appliance Workshop v. Hock and Foulston Siefkin LLP
  • 101199 -- State v. Dale
  • 100990 -- State v. Bradley
  • 100943 -- State v. Holm
  • 100902 -- Shaha v. State
  • 100888 -- State v. Brittingham
  • 100864 -- State v. Johnson
  • 100805 -- State v. Bowers
  • 100703 -- State v. Rivera
  • 100664 -- Almack v. Steeley
  • 100497 -- Law v. Law Company Building Assocs. (Dissenting)
  • 100464 -- State v. Nambo
  • 100286 -- Foster v. Klaumann (Dissenting)
  • 99865 -- State v. White
  • 99655 -- State v. Smith (Dissenting)
  • 98973 -- State v. Bottom (Dissenting)
  • 98859 -- Lewis v. Kansas Production Co.
  • 98798 -- State v. Roose
  • 97806 -- Phillips v. St Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.
  • 97457 -- State v. Shadden
  • 97035 -- In re Marriage of Hudson
  • 96568 -- Poston v. USD No. 387
  • 96512 -- State v. Beck
  • 96225 -- Picard v. Sugar Valley Lakes Home Ass'n
  • 96221 -- Creekmore v. Southwestern Bell Telephone
  • 96051 -- State v. McCaddon (Dissenting)
  • 96035 -- State v. Thompson
  • 95901 -- Lleras v. Via Christi Regional Med. Center
  • 95798 -- State v. Fielden
  • 95592 -- State v. Storey (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 95117 -- State v. Merrills
  • 94709 -- Pugh v. Munguia
  • 94604 -- Rash v. Heartland Cement Co.
  • 94563 -- State v. Tryon
  • 94569 -- Commerce Bank v. Bolander
  • 94312 -- Gump Rev. Trust v. City of Wichita
  • 94245 -- Alliance Steel, Inc. v. Piland
  • 94224 -- Jeremiah 29:11, Inc. v. Seifert
  • 94179 -- Garcia v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
  • 94159 -- State v. Stout
  • 94089 -- State v. Voss
  • 94006 -- Thompson v. Hilltop Lodge, Inc.
  • 93790 -- State v. Palma
  • 93657 -- Butcher v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 93648 -- State v. Wilson (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 93302 -- Casey v. Dillon Companies, Inc.
  • 93256 -- State v. Escalante
  • 92886 -- State v. Lafleur
  • 92841 -- Mathena v. IBP, Inc.
  • 92812 -- In re Marriage of Laine
  • 92503 -- Burch v. Burch
  • 92439 -- Davis v. Hildyard
  • 92410 -- Fidelity Bank v. King
  • 92020 -- Poff v. IBP, Inc.
  • 91754 -- Hill v. Simmons
  • 91628 -- State v. Smith
  • 91418 -- In re Marriage of Martin
  • 91368 -- Stutzman v. City of Lenexa
  • 91191 -- Legleiter v. Gottschalk
  • 91057 -- Saddlewood Downs v. Holland Corp.
  • 91050 -- Ellibee v. Simmons
  • 90944 -- Lee Builders, Inc. v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 90853 -- McCormick v. City of Lawrence
  • 90834 -- McGoldrick v. State
  • 90805 -- Concrete Accessories Co. v. Moses
  • 90745 -- Amos v. Simmons
  • 90726 -- Home Telephone Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 90463 -- State v. McCreary
  • 90317 -- Stone v. U.S.D. No. 222
  • 90221 -- State v. McCurry
  • 90083 -- State v. Cameron
  • 89966 -- Tallman v. Case Corp.
  • 89948 -- Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, Inc. v. Black
  • 89860 -- Bradley v. State
  • 89699 -- State v. Robards
  • 89693 -- City of Wichita v. Smith
  • 89558 -- Magstadtova v. Magstadt
  • 89523 -- Millennium Financial Services, LLC v. Thole
  • 89409 -- State v. Rhodes
  • 89355 -- State v. Deffebaugh (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 89308 -- State v. Green
  • 89114 -- State v. Seems
  • 89046 -- State v. Brown
  • 89037 -- State v. Huff
  • 89025 -- Ferguson v. Smith
  • 89003 -- State v. Elnicki
  • 88788 -- Gardin v. Emporia Hotels, Inc.
  • 88757 -- Bates v. Kansas Dept. of Corrections
  • 88681 -- In re Tax Appeal of Polaroid ID Systems, Inc.
  • 88603 -- State v. Abbott
  • 88472 -- Cavender v. PIP Printing, Inc.
  • 88451 -- Lloyd v. Quorum Health Resources, LLC
  • 88418 -- Comstock v. Joplin (Dissenting)
  • 88204 -- Johnson County Auto Credit, Inc. v. Green (Dissenting)
  • 88194 -- Med James, Inc. v. Barnes
  • 87527 -- State v. Clopton
  • 87512 -- Moore v. Dudley
  • 87483 -- Darnell v. Simmons
  • 87480 -- Kenby Oil Co. v. Lange
  • 87240 -- State v. Briggs
  • 87219 -- In re Tax Application of American Warrior, Inc.
  • 87214 -- State v. Allen
  • 87075 -- Roof-Techs Intn'l, Inc. v. Central Mechanical Construction Co.
  • 87038 -- Hernandez v. Monfort, Inc.
  • 86928 -- In re Habeas Corpus Petition of Minnis
  • 86865 -- Watson v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • 86766 -- Southwestern Bell Tel. Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 86736 -- Ferguson v. State
  • 86440 -- State v. Tisdale
  • 86394 -- State v. Hartpence
  • 86177 -- In re Care and Treatment of Blackmore
  • 86055 -- Hogan v. State
  • 85925 -- Stewart v. Secretary of Corrections
  • 85898 -- State v. Limon (Dissenting)
  • 85870 -- Stewart v. State
  • 85644 -- State v. Armstrong
  • 85611 -- Mulroy v. Olberding
  • 85521 -- Mast v. Kinnard
  • 85446 -- State v. Maxfield
  • 85437 -- Medina v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 85279 -- State v. Bosby
  • 85264 -- In re Adoption of Baby Boy M.
  • 85148 -- M.S.W., Inc. v. Marion County Bd. of Zoning Appeals
  • 85105 -- Schwartz v. Kunze
  • 85090 -- State v. Asher
  • 85003 -- State v. Hilson
  • 84972 -- Butera v. Fluor Daniel Const. Corp.
  • 84887 -- State v. Adams
  • 84868 -- Johnson v. Stephenson
  • 84772 -- State v. Wright
  • 84519 -- Leavenworth Plaza Assocs. L.P., v. L.A.G. Enterprises
  • 84413 -- Stramel v. Bishop
  • 84345 -- State v. Morrison
  • 84183 -- State v. Cooper
  • 84172 -- Nichols v. Kansas Governmental Ethics Comm'n
  • 84044 -- State v. Fulton
  • 83971 -- Baughman v. U.S.D. No. 500
  • 83860 -- Kitchen v. Employment Security Board of Review
  • 83727 -- Mueller v. State
  • 83712 -- Garrett v. Sawyer
  • 83653 -- State v. Savage
  • 83595 -- Morris v. Morris
  • 83549 -- McHorse v. Koontz
  • 83508 -- State v. Biarda
  • 83493 -- Mitchell v. Miller
  • 83325 -- Barnett-Holdgraf v. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York
  • 83262 -- Branson v. McKune
  • 83155 -- Hart v. Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 83095 -- Surls v. Saginaw Quarries, Inc.
  • 83083 -- Shehane v. Station Casino
  • 83071 -- Holt v. Saiya
  • 82888 -- In re J.A.B.
  • 82886 -- Dealers Leasing, Inc. v. Allen
  • 82800 -- Auten v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n
  • 82665 -- Tang v. Loveland
  • 82636 -- State v. Arculeo
  • 82458 -- In re Marriage of Cobb
  • 82387 -- Business Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. v. Envirotech Heating & Cooling, Inc.
  • 82368 -- Alexander v. Everhart
  • 82189 -- State v. Alexander
  • 81719 -- In re Adoption of A.P.
  • 81414 -- Copeland v. Johnson Group, Inc.
  • 81334 -- St. Francis Mercantile Equity Exchange, Inc. v. Newton
  • 81107 -- Quality Painting, Inc. v. Truck Ins. Exchange
  • 81049 -- In re Application of Kinnet
  • 81028 -- Amundson & Assocs. Art Studio, Ltd. v. National Council on Compensation Ins., Inc.
  • 80813 -- State v. Beam
  • 80679 -- Church of God in Christ v. Board of Trustees of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ
  • 80595 -- Herrick v. State
  • 80292 -- State v. Ice
  • 80269 -- State v. Thomas
  • 80253 -- Oliver v. Boeing
  • 80194 -- Mid-West Painting, Inc. v. State Employment Security Bd. of Review
  • 80028 -- State ex rel. Stovall v. Lynn
  • 79876 -- State v. Schick
  • 79642 -- Kennedy v. Kansas Dept. of SRS
  • 79635 -- State v. Simpson
  • 79562 -- In re H.A.M.
  • 79392 -- State v. Patterson
  • 79116 -- Board of Sedgwick County Comm'rs v. Winter
  • 79079 -- State v. Boyd
  • 79020 -- Wadsworth v. State
  • 78959 -- State v. Bowen
  • 78935 -- Gentzel v. Williams
  • 78920 -- State v. Bandy
  • 78544 -- State v. Derusseau
  • 78285 -- Le v. Simmons
  • 78223 -- State v. Colbert
  • 78221 -- Bezona v. Tomson
  • 78191 -- General Surgery, P.A. v. Suppes
  • 78168 -- State v. Butler
  • 77969 -- State v. Lopez
  • 77775 -- Boutwell v. Domino's Pizza
  • 77717 -- State v. Peterson
  • 77632 -- In re Adoption of K.J.B.
  • 77572 -- State v. Alexander
  • 77550 -- Harmon v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America
  • 77431 -- Weroha v. Craft
  • 77399 -- Parker v. Mid-Century Ins. Co.
  • 77311 -- Meehan v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 77300 -- State v. Walker
  • 77288 -- Steinle v. Knowles
  • 77271 -- Brown v. Maloney
  • 77239 -- Kansas Highway Patrol v. 1985 Chevrolet Astro Van
  • 77111 -- Board of Ness County Comm'rs v. Bankoff Oil Co. (Dissenting)
  • 77069 -- State v. Naramore
  • 76952 -- State v. Stuber (Dissenting)
  • 76915 -- State v. McGinnes
  • 76882 -- State v. Wheeler
  • 76059 -- State v. Todd
  • 75703 -- Nance v. Harvey County
  • 75578 -- State v. Cashman
  • 75328 -- Vakas v. Kansas Bd. Of Healing Arts
  • 75230 -- Winters v. GNB Battery Technologies
  • 75158 -- State v. Rodriguez
  • 75149 -- State v. Jones
  • 75023 -- State v. Windom
  • 74920 -- Soto v. State
  • 74870 -- State v. Strickland
  • 74560 -- Lay v. Kansas Dept. of Transportation