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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Acting U.S. Attorney Duston J. Slinkard

Duston J. Slinkard is the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, serving by virtue of the Vacancies Reform Act since March 1, 2021. 

As United States Attorney, Slinkard is in charge of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas, which comprises approximately 50 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 50 support staff members working in offices in Topeka, Kansas City, Kan., and Wichita. His main office is in Topeka, and he travels frequently to the other offices.

Slinkard has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for approximately 12 years, serving as a Special Assistant and Assistant United States Attorney, Topeka Criminal Supervisor, District Criminal Chief, and since 2018, as First Assistant United States Attorney. He began his career as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable K. Gary Sebelius, United States Magistrate Judge, District of Kansas, and has worked as Assistant Kansas Revisor of Statutes, Assistant District Attorney for the Kansas Third Judicial District (Shawnee County), and Deputy Kansas Attorney Disciplinary Administrator.  Mr. Slinkard has served as an adjunct professor at the Washburn University School of Law since 2004. Slinkard received a bachelor’s degree in 1995 from the University of Kansas and a law degree in 2003 from the Washburn University School of Law.

Dates of Service: 
2021 - Present - Present
Updated December 23, 2021