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Hon. Dennis Dow

United States Bankruptcy Court, W.D.

Judge Dow was appointed a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on November 10, 2003.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Dow was a partner with the firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Judge Dow was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy law continuously from 1995. 

Judge Dow is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Judge Dow is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, inducted in March 2013 and was selected in November 2014 to become a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference.  

He is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

He is Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.  He served a term as Chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules

Judge Dow received his B.A., with honors, from the University of Wyoming in 1975 and his J.D. in 1978 from Washburn University School of Law, where he was Notes Editor of the Washburn Law Journal.