Judge Gerald T. Elliott

Judge Elliott

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Name: Gerald T. Elliott

Year of Birth:  1938

Place of Birth:  Wichita, Kansas

When Appointed:  December 1990

By Whom Appointed:  Governor Mike Hayden

Family:  Married; two married daughters; three grandchildren


  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1960
  • L.L.B., University of Kansas, 1964
  • National Judicial College, 1988, 1991, 1993

Career History:

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Arthur J. Stanley, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 1964-1965
  • Private practice of law, 1965-1990
  • Judge, City of Merriam, 1972-1990
  • District Court Judge, Tenth Judicial District (Johnson County), State of Kansas, 1990-present.

Civic and Professional Activities:

  • Johnson County, Kansas, and American Bar Associations (Member, Judicial Division)
  • American Judicature Society; National Center for State Courts (Member, Research Advisory Council)
  • Kansas District Judges Association
  • American Judges Association (Past-president)


American Judges Association, William H. Burnett Award (1997).


  • Editor, Benchmark, American Judges Association
  • Kansas Law Review
  • New York Law Journal



  • Elementary, Junior High and High School classes
  • church, scout and retirement groups; service organizations
  • Kansas Police Academy
  • Law Schools (University of Kansas, University of Denver, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of Kansas Medical School, Avila College)
  • Local and state bar associations in Kansas and Missouri
  • Roscoe Pound Institute
  • National College of Advocacy