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Western District of Missouri

About the Western District of Missouri

Welcome to the Web site for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Missouri.

The United States Attorney is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Missouri, which includes Kansas City, St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield and Joplin.

The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, child exploitation, firearms, and narcotics. The office also defends the United States in civil cases and prosecutes civil claims for the United States.

Meet the U.S. Attorney

Teresa A. Moore
U.S. Attorney

Kansas City: (816) 426-3122
Fax: (816) 426-4210


Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa A. Moore

The main office of the United States Attorney, located in Kansas City, Missouri, serves the district's Western and St. Joseph divisions. A branch office in Springfield serves the Southern and Southwestern divisions, which comprise the southern one-third of the district. A branch office in Jefferson City serves the Central division.

These three offices have a combined full-time staff of 127 employees, including 64 attorneys and 63 non-attorney support personnel (including paralegals, legal secretaries and administrative employees).