26th Judicial District Court Judge Kim R. Schroeder will be sworn in as a judge of the state Court of Appeals at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in the Supreme Court Courtroom, it was announced today.
Judge Schroeder was appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to succeed Judge Christel Marquardt of the 13-member court, who retired on January 14, 2013. Judge Schroeder, who has been a district judge since 1999, will be presented to the Court of Appeals by Wayne R. Tate, an attorney from Hugoton, Kansas.
The ceremony will be webcast live from the courtroom, and made available to the public on the judiciary's website, www.kscourts.org, by following the link "Watch Supreme Court Live" on that page. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Thomas Malone will preside at the ceremony.
Judge Schroeder was first elected to the 26th Judicial District Court in 1998, and currently serves as a trial judge. During his tenure, Judge Schroeder has presided over cases involving civil, criminal, juvenile & domestic issues.
He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Kansas Bar Association. He is also a board member of the southwest Kansas Bar Association and has served as a member and its treasurer since 1992.
Prior to Judge Schroeder's election to the bench, he practiced law in Hugoton, KS with the law firm of Brollier, Wolf & Schroeder for almost 17 years in general practice of law.
Judge Schroeder received his undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and his law degree from Washburn University in 1981.
Judge Schroeder is married and has two children. He is a member of First Christian Church of Hugoton, KS.