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G. Gordon Atcheson

Judge G. Gordon Atcheson

appointed 2010


Judge G. Gordon Atcheson joined the court after a 29-year career as a litigator handling both civil and criminal matters. He represented clients in trial and appellate courts in Kansas and in federal courts across the county, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since joining the court, Judge Atcheson has participated in the decision of more than 1,500 cases.


Current term

January 2021–January 2025

Appointed to court 2010


Previous professional experience

2005-10, Atcheson Law Office

1989-2005, Blake & Uhlig

1986-89, Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman

1983-86, Hall, Turner & Pike

1981-83, Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office



University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1981

University of Michigan, B.A., political science, 1976


Additional information

Born in Cortland, New York, in 1954

Atcheson is married to Cheryl A. Pilate, a principal in the Morgan & Pilate law firm, Kansas City, Missouri. They live in Overland Park.

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