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Hon. Cynthia A. Norton

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Western District of Missouri
U.S. Courthouse
400 E. 9th Street
Room 6462
Kansas City, MO 64106
USA

Tel: 816-512-1895
Fax: 816-512-1908
Email: cynthia_norton@mow.uscourts.gov

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Eighth

Education

University of Kansas, B.A., French & Art History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Delta Phi (French Honorary Society) (1981)
Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (1979-80)
University of Kansas Law School, J.D., Associate Editor, Kansas Law Review (1982-84)

Professional Career

Member/Owner, Grimes & Rebein, L.C. (1996-13)
Adjunct Law Professor, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law, University of Kansas Law School (Fall 1999)
Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Hon. James A. Pusateri (1986-89)
Law Clerk, Kansas Court of Appeals, Hon. John E. Rees (1984-86)
Admitted to State Bar of Kansas (1984); U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1984); State of Missouri (1989); U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1989); 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (1992); 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (1992)

Affiliations

Kansas Bar Association: Bankruptcy Section, President (2001-02); Vice-President (2000-01); Secretary (1999-00); newsletter editor, CLE liaison, Legislative liaison; Litigation Section (1989-01)
Missouri Bar, Commercial & Bankruptcy Committee (1989-)
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Former Officer (1989-)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association: Commercial & Bankruptcy Committee (1989-01); Chair (2001); Co-Chair (1996); Vice-Chair (1995); Solo/Small Firm Committee (1996-01)
Johnson County Bar Association (1996-01)
Kansas Bar Foundation, Fellow Pledge

Publications

"2002 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 2003
"2001 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 2002
Seminar Paper, "Electronic Case Filing: Ethical Considerations & Observations," Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Feb 2002 Co-author
"1998 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 1999 Co-author
Seminar Paper, "Ethics: The Bankruptcy Practitioners Perspective," Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, the KCMBA Bench/Bar Conference, KCMBA Bankruptcy & Commercial Committee, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association Apr 1994; Mar 1995; Mar 1998; Sep 1998; Nov 1999
"1997 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 1998
"1996 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 1997
"1995 Eighth Circuit Review," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Mar 1996
"Confirmation and Cramdown of Chapter 11 Plans," Missouri Bankruptcy Practice Handbook (Mo Bar CLE 1992 & 1996 Supp.) Co-author
"Attorney Employment and Compensation Under the Bankruptcy Code," Small Business Bankruptcy Reorganization, Wiley Law Publications 1994 Chapter Author

Awards

Robert Gernon Award, Outstanding Contribution to CLE, (2012)
Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice, (2002)