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J. Thomas Marten

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Judge Tom Marten is a native Kansan. His degrees in political science and law from Washburn University in Topeka led to a one-year clerkship with Tom C. Clark, former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

He practiced law with Kutak Rock in Omaha, Nebraska and Minneapolis, Minnesota, before joining Bremyer & Wise, P.A. in McPherson, Kansas, where he enjoyed a general civil and criminal trial practice for nearly fifteen years. He served the McPherson community as president of its Chamber of Commerce and its school district's Education Foundation, and as a member of many other local boards and committees. Judge Marten also was active in several professional organizations, and has been a frequent trial advocacy instructor at Harvard Law School since 1989 and for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 1983. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

President Clinton named Judge Marten to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Wichita in October 1995; the Senate confirmed the appointment in January 1996. He became the district's Chief Judge in April 2014.

Professional Experience
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- Current
Served as chief judge, 2014-present.
Private practice, McPherson, Kansas
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska
Law clerk
Hon. Tom C. Clark, Supreme Court of the United States
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (1976)
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Washburn University
B.A. (1973)
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Professional Associations
American Bar Foundation
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Websites & Blogs
United States District Court, District of Kansas
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
United States District Court
401 North Market, Suite 232
Wichita, KS 67202
Telephone: (316) 315-4300
Fax: (316) 315-4301