Judge Kim Cudney nominated to KS Supreme Court

Judge Kim Cudney nominated to KS Supreme Court

Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial District in Kansas since 2006, Kim Cudney, has been named one of three nominees to replace retired Justice Carol Beier on the Kansas Supreme Court. As District Court Judge, Cudney oversees six magistrate judges. The 12th Judicial District serves Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties. All nominees are female, and this appointment will continue to have three female justices.

Prior to her appointment as chief judge of the 12th Judicial District, Cudney was in private practice, served as county attorney for Washington County and worked as a research attorney for U.S. District Chief Judge Patrick Kelly and Kansas Supreme Court Justice Harold Herd. She lives in Greenleaf. She was appointed to the Kansas Judicial Council in January, 2019 by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss.

Other nominees include Judge Melissa Taylor Standridge, Leawood, a Kansas Court of Appeals judge since February 2008, and Judge Kristen Wheeler, Wichita, former practicing attorney now serving as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas Marten since 2018.



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