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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507

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Honorable Gary W. Rulon - Chief Judge 2001- 2011
Judge of the Court of Appeals 1988-2001

Hon Gary W RulonGary W. Rulon was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and educated in the public schools of Topeka.  He is a graduate of Topeka High School and Washburn University of Topeka, receiving his BA degree in 1969 and his law degree in 1971.  Rulon served as a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Seabees and was stationed in the Far East including Viet Nam.  Rulon was in private practice in Emporia from March 1972 until December 1979, at which time he left to become a staff attorney of the Central Staff of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado.  He served in that capacity from January 1980 to August 1980.  Rulon returned to private practice in Emporia from September 1980 to January 1981 when he became administrative judge of the 5th Judicial District of Kansas, consisting of Chase and Lyon counties.  He remained in that position until his appointment in 1988 to the Court of Appeals.  He was appointed Chief Judge in January of 2001.

Judge Rulon and his wife, Pat, live in Olathe and have two grown daughters, Jessica and Elizabeth.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Rulon:

  • 102236 -- Tyler v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • 102202 -- In re L.B.
  • 102119 -- State v. Montgomery
  • 101891 -- Heflin v. Kansas City Kansas Comm. College
  • 101777 -- In re J.S.
  • 101596 -- In re S.D.
  • 101067 -- State v. Gallardo
  • 100845 -- In re M.F.
  • 100728 -- State v. Johnson
  • 99992 -- State v. Davis
  • 99960 -- State. v. Trostle (Hanson)
  • 99767 -- Santana v. Olguin, et al.
  • 99673 -- State v. Davison
  • 99380 -- State v. Perez-Rivera
  • 98992 -- In re Adoption of D.D.H
  • 98968 -- State v. Hernandez
  • 98621 -- State v. Krider
  • 98447 -- State v. Harvey
  • 98153 -- State v. Page
  • 98038 -- State v. Bennet
  • 96869 -- Silvers v. State
  • 96261 -- State v. Dumars
  • 96260 -- In re Adoption of S.A.M.
  • 95572 -- Perkins v. Susan B. Allen Mem. Hospital
  • 95403 -- State v. Malm (Concurring)
  • 95310 -- State v. Hawkins
  • 94846 -- Crandall v. Grbic
  • 94837 -- State v. Lewis
  • 94800 -- Munck v. KPERS
  • 94634 -- Lane v. Atchison Heritage Conf. Center, Inc.
  • 94379 -- Moss v. Mamalis
  • 94227 -- Upchurch v. State
  • 94130 -- State v. Barahona
  • 93927 -- Estate of Norris v. Hastings
  • 93487 -- State v. Bieker
  • 93454 -- State v. Chesbro
  • 93386 -- State v. Moore
  • 93377 -- Goldsmith v. State
  • 93305 -- State v. Banning
  • 93260 -- State v. Miles
  • 92780 -- State v. Ussery
  • 92779 -- State v. Haney
  • 92675 -- Collins v. State
  • 92638 -- State v. Singleton
  • 92530 -- State v. Donaldson
  • 92408 -- State v. McCormick
  • 92407 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of K.S.U. Foundation
  • 92393 -- Snyder v. State
  • 91804 -- State v. Boley
  • 91721 -- Pankratz Implement Co. v. Citizens Nat'l Bank
  • 91678 -- In re Habeas Corpus Petition of S.J.K.
  • 91560 -- Farmers Alliance Mut. Ins. Co. v. Garcia
  • 91373 -- In re Driving Privileges of G.L. Mundhenke
  • 91361 -- Namelo v. Broyles
  • 91329 -- Laubach v. Roberts
  • 91030 -- City of Overland Park v. Zabel
  • 90623 -- Columbus Telephone Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 90582 -- Vernon v. Commerce Financial Corp.
  • 90503 -- State v. Lazos
  • 90293 -- Lozano v. Excel Corp.
  • 90237 -- True Heart Corp. v. River City Auto Sales, Inc.
  • 90028 -- State v. Reed
  • 89930 -- In re J.A.B.
  • 89924 -- Mutual Savings Ass'n v. Res/Com Properties, LLC
  • 89512 -- State v. Purdy
  • 89229 -- Stolte v. Cummings
  • 89164 -- State v. Dixon (Dissenting)
  • 88765 -- Nicholas v. Nicholas (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 88596 -- State v. Hinkle
  • 88583 -- In re Adoption of M.D.K.
  • 87714 -- In re Tax Appeal of HCA Health Services, Inc.
  • 87448 -- Hill v. Perrone
  • 86505 -- City of Girard v. Clinton
  • 86405 -- Riedmiller v. Harness
  • 86147 -- State v. Jones
  • 86096 -- State v. Humphrey
  • 86018 -- State v. Spicer
  • 86008 -- In re S.A.J.
  • 85788 -- The CIT Group v. E-Z Pay Used Cars, Inc.
  • 85519 -- Hernandez v. Guaranty Nat'l Ins. Co.
  • 85462 -- State v. Wick
  • 85441 -- City of Liberal v. Witherspoon
  • 85271 -- State v. Bussart
  • 85265 -- State v. Box
  • 85208 -- Aten v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 84883 -- Commerce Bank, N.A. v. Liebau-Woodall & Assocs., L.P.
  • 84548 -- In re Application to Adopt H.B.S.C.
  • 84480 -- Tonge v. Simmons
  • 84336 -- Hines, Inc. v. State ex rel. Beyer
  • 84145 -- State v. Chacon-Bringuez
  • 83831 -- State v. Logan
  • 83818 -- Chanute Production Credit Ass'n v. Schicke
  • 83629 -- State v. Daniels
  • 83474 -- Anderson v. Employers Mutual Casualty Ins. Co.
  • 83126 -- State v. Cody
  • 83067 -- State v. Staggs
  • 82974 -- In re Pace
  • 82046 -- In re Dahlstrom
  • 81937 -- State v. Downey
  • 81756 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Graham-Michaelis Corp.
  • 81726 -- State v. Bennett
  • 81119 -- State v. Martinez
  • 81082 -- State v. Smith
  • 80831 -- Seaman U.S.D. No. 345 v. Kansas Comm'n on Human Rights
  • 80114 -- In re Tax Protests & Greivances of Curtis Machine Co.
  • 79921 -- Neal v. State
  • 79560 -- Matney v. Matney Chiropractic Clinic
  • 79147 -- In re Marriage of Roth
  • 79068 -- Cabrera v. Casco, Inc.
  • 79017 -- Bradley v. State
  • 78937 -- May v. University of Kansas
  • 78778 -- State v. Kluge
  • 78289 -- Scholfield Auto Plaza, L.L.C. v. Carganza, Inc.
  • 78192 -- Hodge v. Lanzar Sound, Inc.
  • 77939 -- In re C.D.W.
  • 77765 -- State v. Heath
  • 77255 -- In re A.N.P.
  • 76818 -- Burnside v. Cessna Aircraft Co.
  • 76785 -- Turnbull Oil, Inc. v. N-B Company, Inc.
  • 76593 -- Comer v. State
  • 76543 -- Nemechek v. McKune
  • 76420 -- State v. Jones
  • 76276 -- State v. Riles
  • 76068 -- Osborn v. Electric Corp. of Kansas City
  • 76059 -- State v. Todd
  • 75817 -- In re Marriage of Jones
  • 75786 -- DeSpiegelaere v. Killion
  • 75441 -- State v. Fultz
  • 75433 -- State v. Harlin
  • 75375 -- State v. Lewis
  • 75096 -- State v. McBride
  • 74663 -- In re Estate of Winslow
  • 74155 -- State v. Soto
  • 74094 -- Koger v. Ferrin
  • 74033 -- Bethany Med. Center v. Wallace, Saunders, et al., Chtd.