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Honorable Stephen D. Hill
Judge of the Court of Appeals 2003-

Hon Stephen D HillStephen D. Hill was born in Fort Scott, Kansas on December 18, 1950. He attended public schools in Wichita until he graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 1968. After high school, Hill attended the University of Kansas and received a B.A. degree in English in 1972. After college he attended Washburn University of Topeka School of Law and received a J.D. degree in 1975. Hill was admitted to practice law in Kansas in 1975. Since then, Hill has been admitted to practice in the federal courts in Kansas and the United States Supreme Court.

Hill started his own firm of Hill & Wisler in 1975 and practiced law in Mound City, Kansas until he became Linn County Attorney in 1976. Hill was appointed Associate District Judge in 1981 by Gov. John Carlin and then District Judge in 1982 in the Sixth Judicial District in Kansas. He eventually became administrative judge and then chief judge of the district until Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2003.

Judge Hill presided over numerous criminal and civil trials across the state by order of the Supreme Court and was a Commissioner on the Kansas Judicial Initiative in 1998. He is a past member of the Kansas District Judges executive committee. Hill has participated as speaker, in numerous continuing legal and judicial education events in Kansas and at the Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Hill and his wife Sandra reside in Paola. Their two adult sons, Stephen and Ben live in Lawrence.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Hill:

  • 111327 -- Marquez v. Kansas Dept. of Corrections (ORIGINAL OPINION Filed August 29, 2014)
  • 111327 – Marquez v. Kansas Dept. of Corrections – (MODIFIED OPINION Filed October 3, 2014)
  • 111231 -- In re A.H.
  • 110662 -– Merryfield v. Sullivan
  • 110334 -– Jones v. Culver
  • 110191 -– State v. Malone
  • 110025 –- Young v. Great Bend Cooperative Assn.
  • 109379 -- State v. Walker
  • 109130 -- In re Care & Treatment of Ritchie
  • 109111 -- City of Neodesha v. BP Corporation
  • 108987 -- Dumler v. Conway
  • 108747 -- In re Estate of Butler
  • 108607 -- Kansas Bldg. Industry Work. Comp. Fund v. State
  • 107897 -- Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Bd. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 107763 -- Fyler v. Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
  • 107174 -- Rodriguez v. U.S.D. No. 500
  • 106786 -- HR Technology, Inc. v. Imura Int'l U.S.A., Inc.
  • 106622 -- Reicherter v. McCauley
  • 106002 -- State v. Wetrich
  • 105868 -- Anderson Office Supply v. Advanced Medical Assocs.
  • 105595 -- Pishny v. Board of Johnson County Comm'rs (MODIFIED OPINION FILED July 27, 2012)
  • 105595 -- Pishny v. Board of Johnson County Comm'rs (ORIGINAL OPINION FILED May 4, 2012.)
  • 105505 -- In re J.T.R.
  • 105470 -- State ex rel. SRS and Bradish v. Ketzel
  • 105442 -- Wagner v. State, et al.
  • 104870 -- State v. Cato-Perry (OPINION FILED August 17, 2012) - Reversed and remanded with directions.
  • 104870 -– State v. Cato-Perry (OPINION ON REMAND FILED August 15, 2014) - Affirmed, cross-appeal denied, and remanded with directions
  • 104634 -- Wright v. Kansas State Board of Education
  • 104080 -- Bradley v. Bear
  • 103964 -- In re Care & Treatment of Palmer
  • 103379 -- State v. Orloske
  • 103312 -- State v. Gardner
  • 103234 -- State v. Grey
  • 102746 -- Wittig v. Westar Energy, Inc.
  • 102579 -- Westar Energy, Inc. v. Wittig
  • 102559 -- State v. Kacsir
  • 102285 -- State v. Chavez-Zbarra
  • 102150 -- Palmer v. Bill Gallagher Enterprises
  • 102097 -- Medina v. Wichita Police & Fire Retirement Bd. of Trustees
  • 101933 -- Conrow v. Globe Engineering Co.
  • 102910 -- State v. Chavez-Aguilar
  • 101666 -- Ternes v. Galichia
  • 101614 -- Slusher v. Wonderful House Chinese Restaurant
  • 101573 -- Dick Properties, LLC v. Bowman Trust, et al.
  • 105571 -- Sprint v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 101288 -- State v. Burdette
  • 101167 -- Forer v. Perez-Lambkins
  • 101132 -- State v. Webber
  • 101067 -- State v. Gallardo
  • 101050 -- Cravotta v. Deggingers' Foundry
  • 100810 -- State, et al. v. Thorson
  • 100746 -- 10th Street Medical, INC., v. State of Kansas et al.
  • 100728 -- State v. Johnson (dissenting)
  • 100588 -- State v. Arrocha
  • 100362 -- In re Care & Treatment of Ontiberos
  • 100207 -- In re Marriage of Wiese
  • 100191 -- McCready v. Payless Shoesource and Fidelity & Guaranty Ins.
  • 100012 -- Saylor v. Westar Energy
  • 99914 -- State v. Blizzard
  • 99529 -- O'Neill v. Dunham
  • 99491 -- Kansas Dept. of Revenue v. Powell
  • 99354 -- State v. Dean
  • 99257 -- Adee v. Russell Stover Candies, Inc.
  • 99135 -- State v. Garcia
  • 99111 -- State v. Dalton
  • 98998 -- State v. Mendoza
  • 98860 -- Munoz v. Clark
  • 98837 -- Rhoten v. Dickson
  • 98810 -- Diederich v. Yarnevich
  • 98699 -- State v. Andelt
  • 98629 -- State v. Preston
  • 98584 -- In re Marriage of Vandervoort
  • 98468 -- In re Tax Appeal of Lemons
  • 98342 -- Davenport Pastures v. Board of Morris County Comm'rs
  • 98325 -- Knowles v. Fleetwood Motorhomes of Calif., Inc.
  • 98312 -- State v. Crawford
  • 98237 -- State v. Bejarano
  • 98218 -- State v. Risinger
  • 98186 -- State v. Baatrup
  • 98179 -- Elstun v. Spangles, Inc.
  • 98117 -- In re Tax Appeal of Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • 97780 -- In re J.M.E.
  • 97752 -- Hickson v. State
  • 97260 -- Rawlins v. State
  • 97181 -- Walker v. Regehr
  • 97165 -- State v. Pritchard
  • 96823 -- City of Andover v. Southwestern Bell Telephone
  • 96820 -- State v. Schow
  • 96663 -- State v. Uhlig
  • 96613 -- State v. Martinez (concurring)
  • 96593 -- State v. Brown
  • 96319 -- Ludlow v. State
  • 96314 -- McPherson v. State
  • 96102 -- In re K.M.H. (dissenting)
  • 96051 -- State v. McCaddon
  • 95908 -- State v. Raiburn
  • 95896 -- State v. Hall
  • 95887 -- State v. Maloney
  • 95860 -- State v. Patton
  • 95796 -- Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. v. Coleman Co.
  • 95487 -- State v. Green
  • 95482 -- Schuyler v. Roberts
  • 95041 -- State v. Fewell
  • 94894 -- Board of Jefferson County Comm'rs v. Adcox
  • 94831 -- State v. Araujo
  • 94704 -- Sheets v. Sims
  • 94694 -- State v. Warren
  • 94492 -- State v. Bennett
  • 94433 -- Casner v. State
  • 94362 -- Davis v. Heath
  • 93984 -- Casco v. Armour Swift-Eckrich
  • 93845 -- State v. Gonzales
  • 93823 -- State v. Bolden
  • 93558 -- State v. White
  • 93148 -- Haley v. Brown
  • 93146 -- Phillips v. Tyler
  • 93019 -- Odette Family Ltd. Partnership v. Agco Finance
  • 92911 -- Lockett v. University of Kansas
  • 92737 -- State v. Sedam
  • 92574 -- Bluestem Telephone Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 92522 -- State v. Neal
  • 92465 -- State v. Puckett
  • 92231 -- Lamb v. State
  • 91997 -- In re Adoption of BGJ
  • 91875 -- State v. Robinson
  • 91676 -- In re Marriage of Allen
  • 91519 -- In re S.M.H.
  • 91348 -- Munson v. Tri-State Commodities, Inc.
  • 91253 -- In re Equalization Proceeding of Amoco Production Co.
  • 90972 -- Jackson v. City of Norwich
  • 90937 -- L.P.P. Mortgage, Ltd. v. Hayse
  • 90879 -- Allen, Gibbs & Houlik v. Ristow
  • 90760 -- State v. Herrman
  • 90527 -- Dodson v. U-Needa Self Storage
  • 90218 -- Jenkins v. State
  • 90016 -- State v. Honton
  • 88888 -- State v. Carver