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Honorable Robert E. Davis
Chief Justice 2009 - 2010
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 1993 - 2009

Hon Robert E. DavisRobert E. Davis was born August 28, 1939, in Topeka, Kansas. He was graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. with a bachelor's degree in 1961 and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School, Washington D.C. in 1964. He engaged in private practice in Leavenworth from 1967 to 1984 when he was appointed associate district judge. While in private practice he served as Leavenworth County attorney from 1981 to 1984, and as an attorney for the State Board of Pharmacy from 1972 to 1984. Justice Davis also served as a magistrate judge in Leavenworth County from 1969 to 1976. After serving as an associate district judge for two years, Justice Davis was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals in 1986. He served in that capacity until his appointment to the Supreme Court.

A member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Justice Davis served as trial counsel in the Republic of Korea and as government appellate counsel in Washington D.C. from 1964- 1967. Memberships include the Governor's Advisory Commission on Alcoholism from 1971-76, St. John Hospital, Leavenworth, Board of Trustees (chairman, 1980 to 1984), Leavenworth County Community Corrections Board (director and president, 1980-84), Leavenworth National Bank and Trust Co. (general counsel and board of directors, 1972- 1984), Leavenworth Historical Society (director, 1970-75), and St. Mary College, Leavenworth, (council member 1984). He also has been the Supreme Court's liaison for Alternate Dispute Resolution (1993) and Kansas Lawyer Specialization (1993), a member of the Kansas Department of Corrections Task Force on Female Offenders (1990), and a member and officer of the American Inns of Court since 1992. He presently is a member of the Governor's Adoption Reform Task Force.

Opinions (those available online) delivered by Justice Davis:

  • 101515 -- State v. Robison
  • 101207 -- State v. Ochlert
  • 100865 -- Martinez v. Milburn Enterprises, Inc. (concurring & dissenting)
  • 100544 - State v. Johnson
  • 99665 -- State v. Davis
  • 99508 -- State v. Arnett
  • 99156 -- State v. Gilley
  • 98949 -- State v. Gallegos
  • 98930 -- Rebel v. Kansas Dept. Of Revenue
  • 98840 -- State v. Vaughn
  • 98747 -- Compr. Health of Planned Parenthood of Ks. v. Kline (concurring)
  • 98665 -- State v. Andelt
  • 98179 -- Elstun v. Spangles, Inc
  • 98133 -- State v. Cofield
  • 98059/98060 -- State v. Marx (concurring)
  • 98038 -- State v. Bennett
  • 97652 -- Boldridge v. State
  • 97546 -- In re Adoption of G.L.V.
  • 97494 -- Unruh v. Purina Mills
  • 97323 -- State v. Hendrix (dissenting)
  • 97119 -- State v. Heath
  • 97062 -- Hodges, et al. v. Johnson
  • 96921 -- State v. Boggs
  • 96868 -- Deal v. Bowman
  • 96793 -- Burnett v. Southwestern Bell Telephone
  • 96658 -- Board of Sumner County Comm'rs v. Bremby
  • 96229 -- Estate of Kirkpatrick v. City of Olathe
  • 96003 -- In re Adoption of X.J.A. (dissenting)
  • 95815 -- State v. Miller
  • 95680 -- State v. Overstreet
  • 95418 -- Miller v. Bartle
  • 95365 -- State v. Murdock
  • 95303 -- State v. Greever
  • 95209 -- State v. Hemphill
  • 95202 - Thomas v. Benchmark Ins. Co (dissenting)
  • 95138 -- State v. Stano
  • 95105 -- State v. Paul
  • 95088 -- State v. King
  • 95041 -- State v. Fewell
  • 95029 -- Bruch v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 94893 -- City of Arkansas City v. Burton
  • 94879 -- Baska v. Sherzer
  • 94877 -- Dragon v. Vanguard Industries
  • 94719 -- State ex rel. Topeka Police Dept. v. $895.00 U.S. Currency
  • 94634 -- Lane v. Atchison Heritage Conf. Center, Inc.
  • 94619 -- State v. Murray
  • 94575 -- State v. Gumfory
  • 94366 -- State v. Davis
  • 94295 -- State v. Hernandez
  • 94056 -- State v. Ruiz-Reyes
  • 94013 -- Kemke v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 93972 -- State v. Winston
  • 93940 -- State v. Allen
  • 93931 -- State v. Tatum
  • 93762 -- McIntosh v. Sedgwick County
  • 93701 -- Fisher v. Kansas Crime Victims Comp. Bd.
  • 93670 -- State v. McKissack
  • 93654 -- Drach v. Bruce
  • 93627 -- State v. Conway
  • 93622 -- LSF Franchise REO I v. Emporia Restaurants, Inc.
  • 93500 -- Haddock v. State
  • 93470 -- In re Estate of Hjersted (concurring)
  • 93168 -- State v. Harned
  • 93113 -- In re Condemnation of Land v. Stranger Valley Land Co. (concurring)
  • 93089 -- State v. Gary
  • 93066 -- South v. McCarter
  • 93013 -- Sall v. T's, Inc.
  • 92968 -- State v. McElroy
  • 92867 -- Welch v. Via Christi Health Partners, Inc.
  • 92655 -- In re Tax Appeal of CIG Field Services Co. (dissenting)
  • 92596 -- Data Tree v. Meek
  • 92438 -- State v. Washington
  • 92361 -- Love v. State
  • 92233 -- Phillips v. State (dissenting)
  • 92051 -- Cross v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 92032 -- Montoy v. State (concurring)
  • 92018 -- State v. Potts
  • 91963 -- State v. de la Cerda
  • 91827 -- Smith v. Martens
  • 91721 -- Pankratz Implement Co. v. Citizens Nat'l Bank
  • 91498 -- State v. Sedillos
  • 91469 -- State v. Gonzalez
  • 91353 -- State v. Noah (concurring)
  • 91271 -- State v. Walker
  • 91214 -- State v. Vann
  • 91044 -- Brewer v. Schalansky (dissenting)
  • 91007 -- State v. Chamberlain
  • 90933 -- In re D.M.
  • 90532 -- State v. Lackey
  • 90511 -- Pullen v. West
  • 90475 -- Jones v. Kansas State University
  • 90420 -- State v. Holmes
  • 90317 -- Stone v. U.S.D. No. 222
  • 90221 -- State v. McCurry
  • 90166 -- City of Salina v. Amador
  • 90132 -- State v. Van Hoet
  • 90124 -- In re Doe
  • 89934 -- In re Tax Appeal of City of Wichita
  • 89610 -- State v. Shelton
  • 89578 -- In re Appeal of ANR Pipeline Co.
  • 89511 -- State v. Martin (concurring & dissenting)
  • 89494 -- In re Appeal of Colorado Interstate Gas Co.
  • 89481 -- State v. Patton
  • 89452 -- Eudora Development Co. of Kansas v. City of Eudora
  • 89360 -- Neal v. Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • 89300 -- State v. Fisher (concurring)
  • 89179 -- In re Harris Testamentary Trust
  • 89153 -- State v. Boone
  • 89114 -- State v. Seems
  • 89037 -- State v. Huff
  • 89030 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Central Kansas E.N.T. Associates, PA
  • 89021 -- State v. Perez-Moran
  • 88977 -- State v. Shelby
  • 88657 -- State ex rel. Stovall v. DVM Enterprises, Inc.
  • 88646 -- State ex rel. Graeber v. Marion County Landfill, Inc.
  • 88546 -- State v. Bunyard
  • 88462 -- State v. Cherry
  • 88442 -- State v. Long
  • 88440 -- Montoy v. State
  • 88434 -- Rose v. Via Christi Health System, Inc. (dissenting)
  • 88254 -- J.E. Akers Co., Inc. v. Advertising Unlimited, Inc.
  • 88085 -- State v. Martis
  • 88084 -- State v. Hebert
  • 88077 -- Dawson v. Prager (dissenting)
  • 88075 -- McPherson Landfill, Inc. v. Board of Shawnee County Comm'rs
  • 88030 -- State v. Krovvidi
  • 88001 -- State v. Bell
  • 87771 -- Williamson v. City of Hays
  • 87770 -- In re Estate of Keller
  • 87651 -- Wilson v. Kansas State University
  • 87583 -- Waterview Resolution Corp. v. Allen
  • 87407 -- State v. Beach
  • 87383 -- State v. Washington
  • 87263 -- Halsey v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., Inc.
  • 87217 -- State v. Graham
  • 87192 -- State v. Davis
  • 87080 -- Cannon v. Farmers Ins. Co.
  • 87005 -- Liggatt v. Employers Mut. Casualty Co.
  • 87002 -- O'Donoghue v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 87001 -- In re W.H.
  • 86801 -- American Trust Administrators, Inc. v. Sebelius
  • 86793 -- State v. Gotti
  • 86782 -- State v. Boldridge
  • 86624 -- State v. Gordon
  • 86620 -- O'Malley v. Frazier (dissenting)
  • 86334 -- Acosta v. Nat'l Beef Packing Co.
  • 86243 -- State v. Price
  • 86022 -- Barrett v. U.S.D. No. 259
  • 85953 -- In re Tax Appeal of City of Wichita
  • 85709 -- State v. Finley
  • 85471 -- In re Care and Treatment of Saathoff
  • 85228 -- State v. Jones
  • 85096 -- State v. Davis
  • 85052 -- Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Beshears
  • 84835 -- Mitchell v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 84813 -- State v. Higgenbotham
  • 84615 -- State v. Wimbley
  • 84519 -- Leavenworth Plaza Assocs. L.P., v. L.A.G. Enterprises
  • 84269 -- State v. Banks
  • 84112 -- State v. Betts
  • 83972 -- Reifschneider v. Kansas State Lottery (dissenting)
  • 83919 -- City of Wichita, Kansas v. Eisenring
  • 83801 -- State v. Scott
  • 83739 -- Robinett v. The Haskell Co.
  • 83679 -- State v. Bolen
  • 83611 -- State v. McKay
  • 83604 -- Alexander v. Certified Master Builders Corp.
  • 83452 -- State v. Murphy (dissenting)
  • 83423 -- In re Tax Appeal of Barton-Dobenin
  • 83288 -- In re Appeal of Colorado Interstate Gas Co.
  • 83217 -- State v. McKinney
  • 83172 -- State v. Hines
  • 83161 -- Boyles v. City of Topeka (dissenting)
  • 83019 -- State v. Baker
  • 82784 -- In re Ketter
  • 82658 -- Kansas Enterprises, Inc. v. Frantz
  • 82647 -- State v. Sophophone (dissenting)
  • 82630 -- Delaney v. Deere and Co.
  • 82526 -- State v. Calderon (concurring)
  • 82411 -- State v. Moore
  • 82298 -- Solis v. Brookover Ranch Feedyard, Inc.
  • 82291 -- Abbott v. Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry (dissenting)
  • 82266 -- Danisco Ingredients USA, Inc. v. Kansas City Power & Light Co.
  • 82217 -- State v. Martinez (concurrings)
  • 82200 -- Bain v. Cormack Enterprises, Inc.
  • 82095 -- Hartford Cas. Co. v. Credit Union 1 of Kansas
  • 81992 -- NEA-Coffeyville v. U.S.D. No. 445
  • 81959 -- State v. Simkins
  • 81953 -- State v. Finley
  • 81826 -- Wood v. Groh
  • 81771 -- Seaton v. State
  • 81679 -- State v. Chavez
  • 81644 -- State v. Jamison
  • 81586 -- State v. Coyote
  • 81478 -- In re R.L.C.
  • 81374 -- State v. Slater
  • 81366 -- Lujan v. State
  • 81319 -- Heiland v. Dunnick
  • 81253 -- Dimension Graphics, Inc. v. Liebowitz
  • 81171 -- State v. Lewis
  • 81135 -- State v. Marsh (dissenting)
  • 81046 -- American Trust Administrators, Inc. v. Sebelius
  • 80936 -- State v. Davis
  • 80881 -- State v. Wilkins
  • 80877 -- State v. Little
  • 80764 -- State v. Love
  • 80588 -- State v. Rodriguez-Garcia
  • 80543 -- State v. Mixon
  • 80459 -- State v. Davis
  • 80418 -- Smith v. Farha
  • 80259 -- State v. Cockerham
  • 80228 -- State v. Harris
  • 80215 -- Board of Marshall County Comm'rs v. Lincoln Township (dissenting)
  • 80068 -- Ray v. Caudill
  • 80057 -- State v. Willingham
  • 79986 -- State v. Bell
  • 79979 -- Reifschneider v. Kansas State Lottery
  • 79948 -- State v. Garcia
  • 79833 -- Frazier v. Mid-West Painting, Inc.
  • 79734 -- Vinson v. McKune
  • 79678 -- In re Care & Treatment of Ingram
  • 79672 -- In re Tax Appeal of Univ. of Kan. School of Medicine
  • 79533 -- Legislative Coordinating Council v. Stanley
  • 79531 -- Bergstrom v. Noah
  • 79509 -- State v. Wilson (dissenting)
  • 79453 -- Bergstrom v. Noah
  • 79440 -- State v. Becker
  • 79384 -- Stansbury v. Hannigan
  • 79214 -- State v. McCown
  • 79140 -- Cullip v. Domann
  • 79121 -- State v. Ippert
  • 79018 -- State v. Cravatt
  • 78721 -- State v. Parks
  • 78661 -- Marquis v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.
  • 78601 -- Pouncil v. Kansas Employment Security Board of Review (dissenting)
  • 78476 -- State v. McCorkendale
  • 78432 -- State v. Carter (dissenting)
  • 78381 -- State v. Thomas
  • 78370 -- State v. Wilkins
  • 78074 -- Brock v. Richmond-Berea Cemetery Dist.
  • 78055 -- Miami County v. Svoboda
  • 77966 -- State v. Edwards
  • 77951 -- State v. Carr
  • 77686 -- Mitchell v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 77660 -- State v. Clark
  • 77640 -- State v. Unruh
  • 77566 -- City of Overland Park v. Povirk
  • 77538 -- State v. Heath
  • 77041 -- State v. Barksdale
  • 77008 -- State v. Speed
  • 76915 -- State v. McGinnes
  • 76573 -- Hamilton v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.
  • 76192 -- Brumley v. Lee (dissenting)
  • 76092 -- State v. Chastain
  • 76037 -- State v. Griffin
  • 76025 -- Smith v. Printup
  • 75703 -- Nance v. Harvey County
  • 75674 -- Farm Bur. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Kurtenbach
  • 75518 -- State v. Vega-Fuentes
  • 75375 -- State v. Lewis
  • 75258 -- State v. Thompkins (dissenting)
  • 74760 -- State v. Clemons
  • 74361 -- State v . Scales
  • 72720 -- State v. Mader