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.
January 2021–January 2025
Appointed to the court in 2010 by Governor Mark Parkinson
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
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.