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

Hon Stephen D Hill

Judge Stephen D. Hill lives with his wife, Sandra in Topeka.  He attended Washburn University School of Law, receiving a J.D. degree in 1975.  After that, Hill started his own firm of Hill & Wisler and engaged in private practice in Mound City, Kansas until he became Linn County Attorney in 1976.  After serving a term as county attorney, Gov. John Carlin appointed Hill as District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Kansas in 1981.  Then in 2003, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to the Kansas Court of Appeals where he currently serves.

Hill speaks at many continuing legal and judicial education presentations in Kansas and on occasion at the Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.  His topics include such subjects as ethics for lawyers and judges, the law and procedure of contempt proceedings, decision-making, appellate brief writing and oral argument.  Judge Hill also speaks often to civic groups and organizations, telling about Kansas courts and the law.   

Hill also served as Chair of the PIK Committee, a subcommittee of the Judicial Council, from June 2003 to June 2012.

 

Published Opinions authored by Judge Hill:

  • 112869 -- City of Topeka v. Imming
  • 112273 -- State v. Huckey
  • 112057 -- In re Marriage of Skoczek
  • 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)
  • 111741 -- City of Overland Park v. Lull
  • 111521 -- Heartland Apartment Ass'n v. City of Mission
  • 111231 -- In re A.H.
  • 110768 -- In re Estate of Area
  • 110736 -- State v. McGill
  • 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