Judge Kim R. Schroeder, from the 26th Judicial District Court, 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.
Judge Schroeder was appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to succeed Judge Christel Marquardt of the 13-member court, who retired on Jan. 14. 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, Kan.
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 and domestic issues.
He is a past member of the Board of Governors, 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, Kan., with the law firm of Brollier, Wolf and Schroeder for almost 17 years in general practice of law.
Judge Schroeder received his undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., 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, Kan.