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Honorable Thomas E. Malone
Chief Judge 2012 - Present
Judge of the Court of Appeals 2003-2012

Hon Tom MaloneThomas E. Malone was born in Wichita, Kansas, on December 29, 1953. He graduated from Newman University in 1976, summa cum laude, and from Washburn Law School in 1979, with honors, where he was an associate editor of the Washburn Law Journal.

Judge Malone practiced law in Wichita for 12 years with Redmond & Nazar, L.L.P. He concentrated on business and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. During this time, he taught upper division Business Law at Newman University. Judge Malone is licensed to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, Federal Court for the District of Kansas, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Malone was elected to the Sedgwick County district bench in 1990 and served as district judge 12 years. He was primarily a trial judge, presiding over more than 250 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.

Judge Malone is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Kansas Association for Justice. He served on the Kansas Judicial Council: Pattern Instructions in Kansas Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2010. He also served on the Board of Editors of the Kansas Bar Association Journal from 2002 to 2009. In 2011, Judge Malone was appointed to the Kansas Board of Law Examiners. Judge Malone has published numerous law journal articles, and he is a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, and the Kansas Association for Justice.

Judge Malone and his wife, Anne, have three grown children. He is active in many civic and church organizations in Wichita and Topeka.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Malone:

  • 110791 -- Bluestem Tel. Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 110026 -– State v. Dority
  • 109789 -– State v. McGill
  • 109292 -– State v. Shelly
  • 109208 -- In re N.A.C. (dissenting)
  • 109121 -- In re Marriage of Stephenson & Papineau
  • 108949 -- State v. Phillips
  • 108809 -- State v. Raikes (dissenting)
  • 108788 -- MCJS, Inc. v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 108119 -- In re Tax Appeal of Wedge Log-Tech
  • 107829 -- State v. Brewer
  • 107754 -- State v. Hannebohn
  • 107214 -- Hacker v. Sedgwick County
  • 107063 -- In re K.B.
  • 106780 -- Wright v. State
  • 106415 -- U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Howie
  • 105880 -- State v. Womelsdorf
  • 105787 -- Nilges v. State
  • 105598 -- State v. Johnson
  • 105560 -- State v. Dunlap
  • 105495 -- State v. Teter
  • 105366 -- Stinemetz v. Kansas Health Policy Authority
  • 105362 -- McCoy v. Barr
  • 105353 -- Turner v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 105040 -- Mangus v. Stump
  • 105017 -- In re H.N
  • 104729 -- City of Junction City v. Somrak
  • 104654 -- State v. Benavides
  • 104644 -- Fisher v. DeCarvalho
  • 104046 -- State v. Nye
  • 104081 -- State v. Brown
  • 103936 -- State v. Waldrup
  • 103881 -- State v. Crawford
  • 103786 -- State v. Johnson
  • 103633 -- State v. Thompson
  • 103472 -- State v. White
  • 103456 -- Wayman v. Accor North American, Inc., et al.
  • 103388 -- Casey v. Plake
  • 103028 -- State v. Edgar
  • 102677 -- State v. Miller
  • 102570 -- Shirley v. Glass (concurring)
  • 102478 -- State v. Turner
  • 102342 -- State v. Morales
  • 101892 -- In re M.R.C.
  • 101834 -- In re Marriage of Hall
  • 101819 -- State v. Brown
  • 101534 -- Rice v. State
  • 101490 -- Downing v. Kingsley
  • 101445 -- Douglas v. Ad Astra Information Systems
  • 101416 -- Shaw v. Southwest Kan. Groundwater Mgt. Dist. 3
  • 101206 -- First National Bank & Trust Co. v. Wetzel
  • 101093 -- State v. Ulate
  • 100926 -- State v. Diaz-Ruiz (concurring)
  • 100831 -- Steed v. McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility
  • 100682 -- State v. Perez (UPDATED OPINION October 18, 2011)
  • 100682 -- State v. Perez (MODIFIED OPINION - March 23, 2012)
  • 100501 -- Baker v. State (Concurring)
  • 100356 -- State v. Schuff
  • 100290 -- State v. Luttig
  • 100279 -- Rivera v. Kansas Dept. Of Revenue
  • 100272 -- Citifinancial Auto Inc. v. Mike's Wrecker Service et.al.
  • 100255 -- State v. Kelley
  • 100221 -- In the Matter of Application of Gracious Promise Foundation for Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation (Dissenting)
  • 100171 -- White v. Kansas Health Policy Authority
  • 100152 -- State v. Johnson
  • 100054 -- Knop v. Gardner Edgerton U.S.D. No. 231
  • 100028 -- LaPointe v. State (Concurring)
  • 100005 -- State v. Colston
  • 99722 -- Mr. Cinnamon of Kansas, Inc. v. Hall
  • 99633 -- State v. Thomas
  • 99614 -- State v. Cisneros
  • 99609 -- Barnes v. Board of Cowley County Comm'rs
  • 99413 -- State v. Golston
  • 99372 -- Mitchell v. Kansas Department of Revenue
  • 99236 -- State v. Toler
  • 99217 -- State v. McGinnis
  • 98880 -- State v. Tatum
  • 98836 -- State v. Vanek
  • 98796 -- State v. Loggins
  • 98736 -- State v. Long
  • 98707 -- State v. Johnson
  • 98572 -- State v. Richardson
  • 98549 -- State v. Snow
  • 98520 -- In re Guardianship of Sokol
  • 98445 -- Myers v. Lincoln Center Ob/Gyn, P.A.
  • 98403 -- State v. Leaper (Concurring)
  • 98387 -- In re M.B.
  • 98161 -- State v. Bordeaux (Dissenting)
  • 98059 -- State v. Marx
  • 98023 -- Carrothers Constr. Co. V. City of South Hutchinson
  • 98007 -- State v. Myers (Concurring)
  • 97901 -- In re Marriage of Atchison
  • 97889 -- City of Norton v. Wonderly
  • 97876 -- In re D.M.M.
  • 97849 -- State v. Watson
  • 97619 -- Tax Exempt. Application of City of Garnett/E. Ks. Agri- Energy
  • 97546 -- In re Adoption of G.L.V.
  • 97518 -- Gassvint v. Superior Indust. Int'l-Kansas, Inc.
  • 97507 -- State v. Reed
  • 97118 -- State v. Riis
  • 97086 -- In re Mechanic's Lien against City of Kansas City
  • 97035 -- In re Marriage of Hudson (Dissenting)
  • 97018 -- North Country Villas Homeowners Ass'n v. Kokenge
  • 96820 -- State v. Schow (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 96707 -- Ashley v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 96625 -- Cranford v. State (Concurring)
  • 96596 -- State v. Prebble
  • 96497 -- State v. Barney
  • 96274 -- State v. Bryant
  • 96228 -- Kansas Industrial Consumers Group, Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 96115 -- State v. Young
  • 96103 -- Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline v. Cunning
  • 96075 -- In re D.T.J.
  • 95887 -- State v. Maloney
  • 95792 -- Wilson v. Wilson
  • 95403 -- State v. Malm
  • 95306 -- Kiekel v. Four Colonies Homes Ass'n
  • 95144 -- State v. Jackson
  • 95036 -- In re Marriage of Cox
  • 95015 -- In re Marriage of Osborn
  • 94960 -- McDermed v. State
  • 94757 -- State v. Russell
  • 94710 -- State ex rel. Kline v. Berry
  • 94697 -- D.A.N. Joint Venture III v. Turk
  • 94667 -- Troutman v. Curtis
  • 94598 -- Board of Seward County Comm'rs v. Navarro
  • 94432 -- State v. Burton
  • 94425 -- Housh v. Hay
  • 94075 -- State v. Sykes
  • 94051 -- Grajeda v. Aramark Corp.
  • 93962 -- State v. Blanchette
  • 93940 -- State v. Allen
  • 93901 -- Erixson v. Ojeley
  • 93806 -- State v. Bolden
  • 93310 -- Hayes v. State
  • 93285 -- National City Mortgage Co. v. Ross
  • 93256 -- State v. Escalante (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 93234 -- State v. Locke
  • 93084 -- State v. Moody (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 92648 -- State v. Coppage
  • 92342 -- State v. Hemphill (Dissenting)
  • 92307 -- State v. Kermoade (Concurring)
  • 92291 -- State v. Hill
  • 92249 -- State v. Turner
  • 92232 -- State v. Slimmer
  • 92164 -- Nickelson v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 92011 -- State v. McConnell
  • 91974 -- State v. McDowell
  • 91946 -- Zak v. Riffel
  • 91648 -- Barker v. Kruckenberg
  • 91572 -- State v. McFadden (Concurring)
  • 91488 -- Loucks v. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 91397 -- McComb v. State
  • 91381 -- State v. Davis
  • 91324 -- In re Care & Treatment of Foster
  • 91225 -- In re Estate of Wolf (Dissenting)
  • 91150 -- Aylward v. Dar Ran
  • 91107 -- State v. Dumars (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 91102 -- State v. Welty
  • 91020 -- State v. Neri
  • 90970 -- State v. Gonzalez
  • 90575 -- In re Marriage Mellott
  • 90572 -- Chowning v. Cannon Valley Woodwork, Inc.
  • 90561 -- State v. Miller
  • 90488 -- State v. Beck
  • 90475 -- Jones v. Kansas State University (Dissenting)
  • 90340 -- State v. Mansaw
  • 90310 -- Zukel v. Great West Managers, LLC (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 90247 -- Arnold v. Hewitt
  • 90189 -- Avien Corp. V. First Nat'l Oil, Inc.
  • 90166 -- City of Salina v. Amador
  • 90078 -- Dowling Realty v. City of Shawnee (Concurring and Dissenting)
  • 90045 -- Servantez v. Shelton
  • 89886 -- McCarty v. State (Concurring)
  • 89863 -- A & S Rental Solutions, Inc. v. Kopet
  • 89850 -- Vandracek v. Mid-State Co-Op, Inc.
  • 89499 -- Pieplow v. State
  • 89498 -- State v. Percival
  • 89485 -- State v. Legero (Dissenting)
  • 89480 -- State v. Davis
  • 89462 -- Roe v. Kansas Dept. of SRS (Dissenting)
  • 89380 -- Schoen v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 89355 -- State v. Deffebaugh
  • 89137 -- Summitt v. Summitt
  • 88643 -- Werdann v. Mel Hambelton Ford, Inc.
  • 88395 -- Prendiville v. Contemporary Homes, Inc.
  • 88250 -- State v. Crawford
  • 88249 -- Worley v. Bradford Pointe Apartments
  • 85898 -- State v. Limon (Concurring)
  • 85457 -- Saroff v. Haun
  • 84451 -- State v. Seibel (Concurring)
  • 77135 -- State v. Gonzales
  • 75092 -- Maas v. Huxtable & Assocs., Inc.