Judge James F. Vano

Name: James F. Vano

Year of Birth:  1950

Place of Birth:  New York

When Appointed:  August 2002 (August 1999 - DMJ)

By Whom Appointed:  Governor Bill Graves

City of Residence:  Overland Park

Judge Vano

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Case Management Order
Joint Property and Debt Division Spreadsheet (MS-Word version)
Joint Property and Debt Division Spreadsheet (MS-Excel version)
Model Form Agreed Protective Order
Notice Concerning Video Conferencing Request
Pretrial Order – Additional Requirements for Division 2


  • B.A., 1972, English, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • J.D., 1981, Washburn University

Career History:

  • Research Attorney, Kansas Supreme Court, 1981-1983
  • Private law practice, Overland Park, 1983-1992
  • Counsel for the Chief Justice, Kansas Supreme Court, 1992-1995
  • Private law practice, Overland Park, 1995-1999
  • Magistrate judge pro-tem hearing traffic cases, Johnson County, 1996-1999
  • District Magistrate judge, Johnson County, 1999-2002


  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
  • Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary:  Captain, New Century Composite Squadron, Assistant Emergency Services Officer and Deputy Commander for Cadet Programs
  • American Judges Association: Board of Governors; Editor, AJA Website; Committees - Access to Justice, Education, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Justice
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 10:  Assistant Scoutmaster; Merit Badge Counselor - Radio; Assistant Coordinator for Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review
  • Amateur Radio: Founder and Secretary, Kansas Antenna Club in Johnson County