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Welcome to the home page for the divisions of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

District Court Directions
District Court Directions
Duty Judge Schedule
Duty Judge Schedule

The District Court is divided into seven divisions. District judges preside over Divisions 1 through 6, and a pro tem judge presides over the Pro Tem Division. Starting January 11, 2011, cases generally are assigned as follows:
  • Division 1: major and limited civil; care and treatment; and probate
  • Division 2: criminal; divorce; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 3: criminal law; family law; limited actions; care and treatment; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 4: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; small claims appeals
  • Division 5: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; traffic appeals
  • Division 6: criminal; children in need of care; care and treatment; protection from abuse/stalking; adoptions
  • Pro Tem Division: criminal first appearances; juvenile offender; child support modification; traffic; and small claims

Division Contacts
Division 1
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Robert Fairchild District Judge (785) 832-5265
Sherry Bernhardt Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5265
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter (785) 832-5249
Front Desk --- (785) 832-5265
Division 1 Fax --- (785) 838-2455
Division 2
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge (785) 832-5248
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter (785) 832-5250
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5248
Division 2 Fax --- (785) 838-2454
Division 3
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge (785) 832-5230
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5230
Division 3 Fax --- (785) 838-2455
Division 4
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Michael J. Malone District Judge (785) 832-5124
Susan Wolfe Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5124
Debbie Oakleaf, CSR, RPR Court Reporter (785) 832-5123
Division 4 Fax --- (785) 838-2456
Division 5
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Paula B. Martin District Judge (785) 832-5323
Paige Hill Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5323
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter (785) 832-5234
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter (785) 832-5234
Division 5 Fax --- (785) 838-2454
Division 6
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Peggy Kittel District Judge (785) 832-5144
Lu Bermudez Admin. Asst. (785) 832-5144
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter (785) 832-5200
Division 6 Fax --- (785) 838-2455
Pro Tem Division
Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James T. George District Judge (785) 330-2817
Suzy Lewis Admin. Asst. (785) 330-2817
Pro Tem Division Fax --- (785) 838-2494