Judge Michael H. Farley

Judge FarleyName:  Michael H. Farley

Date of Birth:  May 11, 1945

Place of Birth:  Kansas City, Kansas

When Appointed:  August 1999

By Whom Appointed:  Nominating Commission, Tenth Judicial District

City of Residence:  Olathe

Family:  Married


  • B.A., history, University of Kansas, 1967
  • J.D., University of Kansas, 1974
  • M.B.A., University of Kansas, 1980

Career History:

  • Private practice of law, 1974-1999. General civil practice with emphasis in probate and bankruptcy, representation of business clients.
  • Small Claims judge October 1980 to April 2001
  • Magistrate judge hearing misdemeanor violation of bad check law cases November 1996 to April 2001 and traffic cases August 1999 to April 2001
  • Currently hearing probate and juvenile cases

Civic and Professional Activities:

  • Member, Probate Bench-Bar Committee, Johnson County Bar Association
  • Former Board Member and Past Regional Executive, Kansas City Region, Sports Car Club of America
  • Participant Johnson County Community College - Judicial Academy
  • Member, Juvenile Bench-Bar Committee, Johnson County Bar Association
  • Member, National College of Probate Judges
  • Fellow, Johnson County Bar Foundation
  • Member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Member, American Judges Association
  • Master, Earl E. O’Connor American Inns of Court
  • Member, Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association


Several articles on small claims court and procedure.


Recently retired Naval Reserve Captain.