Judge James E. Phelan

Judge PhelanName:  James E. Phelan

Date of Birth:  July 11, 1950

Place of Birth:  Sweetwater, Texas

When Appointed:  December 2002

By Whom Appointed:  Nominating Commission, Tenth Judicial District

City of Residence:  Overland Park

Family:  Wife: Vicki


  • B.B.A., University of Iowa, 1972 (with honors)                                                               
  • J.D., University of Kansas, 1975
  • Hastings School of Trial Advocacy, 1980

Career History:

  • 1975-2002 Private practice of law

Civic and Professional Activities:

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association