United States District Court Judge, Kansas
Lawrence High School
Judge Belot was born in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1945 his family moved to Lawrence.
He graduated from Lawrence High in 1961 and from the University of Kansas in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1968. From 1968 to 1971 he served the United States Military as a JAG (Judge Advocate General) Officer during the Vietnam conflict.
He served as a law clerk for Federal Judge Hon. Wesley E. Brown, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas from 1971 to 1973.
He served as an Assistant U5. Attorney from 1973 to 1976 in the United States Attorney's office. From1976 to 1978 he was a special assistant to the United States Attorney of Topeka, Kansas. He had a private practice in Kansas City, Kansas from 1976 to 1983 and was in private practice in Coffeyville, Kansas from 1983 to 1991.
Senator Bob Dole recommended Monti to President George H.W. Bush and subsequently was nominated by the President on July 26, 1991, for a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Judge Belot was confirmed by the United States
Senate on November 21, 1991 and received his commission on November 25, 1991. He assumed senior status on March 4, 2008.
He continues to serve on the Federal Bench today.