United States District Court
500 State Avenue, Suite 208
Kansas City, KS 66101
Years of Service: 2014-Present
Honorable Teresa J. James, U.S. District Court District of Kansas, Kansas City
The Honorable Teresa J. James was appointed on January 16, 2014 as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Kansas in Kansas City. Judge James received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1981 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas in 1984. Following graduation, Judge James engaged in private practice in Wichita until she joined the Overland Park branch of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP in 2003. At Martin Pringle, Judge James was a partner and specialized in Energy, Oil and Gas, Condemnation and Complex Litigation. Prior to going on the Bench, Judge James served on the board of the Kansas Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Commission, on the Bench-Bar Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and on the Kansas Appleseed Foundation Board. She is also a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, Past President of the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court and continues to serve on the Bench-Bar Committee.