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Honorable Christel E. Marquardt
Judge of the Court of Appeals 1995-

Hon Christel E MarquardtChristel E. Marquardt was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Concordia Teachers' University in River Forest, Illinois, and received her B.S. in Education from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Missouri. She taught school in Tigerton, Wisconsin. She graduated with honors from Washburn University School of Law in 1974. While at Washburn, she served as managing editor of the Washburn Law Journal.

From 1974 until 1986, she was with the firm of Cosgrove, Webb & Oman in Topeka, In 1986, she joined the firm of Palmer, Marquardt & Snyder in Topeka and remained there until she joined the firm of Levy & Craig, P.C. in Kansas City, in 1991. In 1994, Judge Marquardt and her son Andrew formed Marquardt & Associates, L.L.C. in Fairway, Kansas where she practiced until her appointment to the court. In 2002, Washburn University School of Law awarded Judge Marquardt the Distinguished Service Award.

In 2000, the Kansas Bar Association awarded Judge Marquardt the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction which is the highest award given by the association. In 1999, she received the Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Circle's (a statewide association of Kansas women attorneys) Attorney of Achievement Award for professional excellence and commitment to service. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. She was designated a distinguished alumni of Missouri Western State College in 1985. She was also designated one of the ten top business women from throughout the United States by the American Business Women's Association in 1985. She was designated as Topeka's Woman of the Year in 1982. In 1980, Judge Marquardt received the Kansas Bar Association's President's Outstanding Service Award.

Judge Marquardt has been a lecturer on legal issues for the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers, Kansas Municipal Attorneys, Kentucky Bar, Louisiana Bar, Washburn University, Missouri Western University, Kansas Women Attorneys, The Menninger Foundation and a variety of civic organizations.

Judge Marquardt served as the first woman president of the Kansas Bar Association in 1987-88. She has served on many committees of the American Bar Association, has been a member of its Board of Governors, has served in its House of Delegates since 1988, was State Delegate from 1995-99 and is currently serving as State Delegate. She is a past chair of the Washburn University of Topeka, Board of Regents and past chair of the Washburn University School of Law Board of Governors. She served on the Board of Governors of the Topeka Symphony and many other civic organizations.

Judge Marquardt has three adult sons - Philip is a CPA and CEO of a biotech company, Andrew is a lawyer and owner/CEO of Advantage Tech; and Joel is an accomplished architect. She has seven grandchildren.

Published Opinions authored by Judge Marquardt:

  • 106707 -- In re Marriage of Merrill
  • 106201 -- CoreFirst Bank & Trust v. JHawker Capital
  • 106178 -- First Management v. Topeka Investment Group
  • 106115 -- Consumer Law Associates v. Stork
  • 105962 -- City of Lincoln Center v. Farmway Co-Op, Inc. (concurs in the result)
  • 105834 -- State v. Rivera
  • 105552 -- Turner v. Steele
  • 105889 -- In re Guardianship of Benham
  • 105623 -- In re K.E.(concurring and dissenting)
  • 105008 -- State v. Bellinger
  • 104865 -- State v. Brown
  • 104364 -- State v. Ottinger
  • 104361 -- Schneider v. Liberty Asset Management
  • 104318 -- Denning v. Johnson County Sheriff's Civil Service Board
  • 104136 -- In the Matter of K.W., J.W., K.W., and C.W.
  • 103973 -- Midwest Asphalt Coating v. Chelsea Plaza Homes
  • 103714 -- Siler v. U.S.D. No. 512.
  • 103374 -- Anguiano v. Larry's Electrical Contracting
  • 103373 -- Wrinkle v. Norman
  • 103352 -- Bloom v. FNU Arnold
  • 103176 -- Shrader v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 103124 -- State v. Rollins
  • 103059 -- State v. Evans
  • 102724 -- State v. Dillon (concurring and dissenting)
  • 102644 -- State v. Grossman
  • 102403 -- State v. Burns
  • 102355 -- Brownback v. Doe
  • 102114 -- Milano's v. Kansas Dept. of Labor
  • 101848 -- Mortgage Electric Registration Systems v. Graham
  • 100637 -- Mercy Regional Health Center v. Brinegar (Concurring & Dissenting)
  • 100221 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Gracious Promise Foundation
  • 99764 -- Nowicki v. Project Paint Research Labs
  • 99687 -- In re Adoption of J.M.D. (Dissent)
  • 99457 -- State v. Walker
  • 99232 -- State v. S. Miller
  • 98750 -- Frick Farm Properties v. State
  • 98554 -- In re Marriage of Ormiston (Dissent)
  • 98403 -- State v. Leaper
  • 98037 -- Zoellner v. Civil Service Bd. Of Leavenworth County
  • 97919 -- Singh v. Krueger
  • 97847 -- Osterhaus v. Toth
  • 97707 -- Martin v. CNH America
  • 97546 -- In re Adoption of G.L.V. (Dissent)
  • 97483 -- Collins v. Hoeme
  • 97466 -- Cornelius v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 97407 -- State v. Foster (Dissent)
  • 97355 -- Dreiling v. Davis
  • 97273 -- In re Care & Treatment of Miller
  • 97252 -- Linden Place LLC v. Bank (Concurring in part and Dissenting in part)
  • 97202 -- McHenry v. State
  • 97114 -- In re Marriage of Reinhardt
  • 97062 -- Hodges v. Johnson
  • 96809 -- Ellibee v. Aramark Correctional Services, Inc.
  • 96690 -- State v. Vasquez
  • 96543 -- Ponds v. Hertz Corp.
  • 96494 -- State v. Kimsey
  • 96146 -- State v. Elrod
  • 96060 -- Estate of Draper v. Bank of America
  • 96011 -- Soto v. City of Bonner Springs
  • 95931 -- Robinson v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 95610 -- In re J.D.C.
  • 95569 -- Twin Valley Dev. Services, Inc. v. Kansas Dept. of SRS
  • 95245 -- State v. Becker
  • 95214 -- In re Marriage of Evans
  • 95108 -- State v. 1990 Lincoln Town Car
  • 95008 -- State v. Bedell
  • 94927 -- In re Tax Appeal of Yellow Freight System, Inc.
  • 94806 -- City of Dodge City v. Reyes
  • 94726 -- Atwell v. Imseis
  • 94593 -- In re Estate of Tracy
  • 94525 -- City of Manhattan v. Feril
  • 94218 -- State v. Chaffee
  • 94161 -- City of Dodge City v. Ibarra
  • 93978 -- State v. Allen
  • 93940 -- State v. Allen (Dissent)
  • 93924 -- State v. Haney
  • 93814 -- DeBerry v. Kansas State Bd. of Accountancy
  • 93788 -- Abasolo v. State
  • 93727 -- In re Marriage of Gurganus
  • 93657 -- Butcher v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 93622 -- LSF Franchise Reo I v. Emporia Restaurants, Inc.
  • 93546 -- Sumner v. Meier's Ready Mix, Inc.
  • 93301 -- Maenhoudt v. Stanley Bank
  • 93259 -- State v. McCall
  • 93013 -- Sall v. T's, Inc.
  • 92246 -- Smith v. Winfield Livestock Auction, Inc.
  • 92143 -- Goodman v. Kansas Dept. of Transportation
  • 92018 -- State v. Potts
  • 91985 -- State v. Duhon
  • 91825 -- Eberle v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 91629 -- Rensenhouse v. Bauer
  • 91609 -- In re Marriage of Adugna
  • 91597 -- Jankord v. Lin
  • 91572 -- State v. McFadden
  • 91342 -- Miner v. CX Transportation
  • 91126 -- Lara v. Vasquez
  • 91115 -- State v. Mercer
  • 90959 -- State v. Creason
  • 90508 -- In re Marriage of Ruth
  • 90406 -- Rockgate Mgmt. Co. v. CGU Ins., Inc.
  • 90260 -- Macray v. Clubs, Inc.
  • 90078 -- Dowling Realty v. City of Shawnee
  • 89559 -- JP Asset Co. v. City of Wichita
  • 89548 -- State v. Vinyard
  • 89511 -- State v. Martin
  • 89477 -- State v. Johnson
  • 89317 -- In re Marriage of Gurtner
  • 89286 -- Creme de la Creme, Inc. v. R&R International
  • 89097 -- State v. Dyke
  • 88923 -- State v. Pemberton
  • 88879 -- State v. Owens
  • 88828 -- State v. Hendricks
  • 88787 -- Narron v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
  • 88765 -- Nicholas v. Nicholas
  • 88546 -- State v. Bunyard
  • 88534 -- State v. Sammons
  • 88418 -- Comstock v. Joplin
  • 88156 -- In re Marriage of Brotherton
  • 88115 -- In re Marriage of Riggle
  • 87942 -- DeGraeve v. Holm
  • 87861 -- Midwest Gas Users' Ass'n v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 87772 -- Wiseman v. U.S.D. No. 348
  • 87760 -- Kansas Energy Group v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 87746 -- Shields v. K.A.T. Transportation
  • 87737 -- In re Marriage of Jennings
  • 87625 -- Howarth v. Olivier
  • 87499 -- State v. Rocha
  • 87347 -- State v. Gibson
  • 87302 -- In re J.A.
  • 87135 -- State v. Matthews
  • 86553 -- State v. Boyd
  • 86535 -- In re Marriage of Steven (Dissenting)
  • 86319 -- In re Adoption of Baby Girl S
  • 86305 -- Kleinsorge v. Kleinsorge
  • 86117 -- Jackson v. U.S.D. No. 259
  • 85945 -- Red Dog Saloon v. Sedgwick Board of Comm'rs
  • 85905 -- First Savings Bank, F.S.B. v. Frey
  • 85583 -- City of Liberal, Kansas v. Vargas
  • 85274 -- Ag Services of America, Inc. v. DeBruce Grain, Inc.
  • 85221 -- State v. Freel
  • 85132 -- Redditt v. McDonald's Restaurant
  • 85131 -- State v. Bausch
  • 85130 -- Rodrock Enterprises, L.P. v. City of Olathe
  • 84987 -- Dunn v. U.S.D. No. 367 (Dissenting)
  • 84691 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Fire Baptized Holiness Church
  • 84524 -- State v. Cribbs
  • 84496 -- National Bank of Andover, N.A. v. Aero Standard Tooling, Inc.
  • 84434 -- Muller v. Bank of America
  • 84221 -- State v. Cope
  • 84221 -- State v. Cope
  • 83944 -- Reynolds v. Kansas Dept. of Transportation
  • 83810 -- State v. Funk
  • 83796 -- Board of Reno County Comm'rs v. Asset Mgmt. & Marketing L.L.C.
  • 83766 -- In re Care and Treatment of Goracke
  • 83670 -- American States Ins. Co. v. Farmers Alliance Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 83646 -- State v. Miller
  • 83499 -- Bulmer v. Bowling
  • 83445 -- Johnson County Bank v. Ross
  • 83357 -- In re D.G.K.
  • 82852 -- State v. Filor
  • 82819 -- State v. Jarvis
  • 82682 -- City of Manhattan v. Larson
  • 82435 -- Stockman v. Unified Gov't of Wyandotte County/Kansas City
  • 82140 -- Beltz v. Dings
  • 82074 -- In re Marriage of Schoby (Dissenting)
  • 82053 -- Niesz v. Bill's Dollar Stores
  • 81990 -- Belot v. U.S.D. No. 497
  • 81965 -- State v. Cooper
  • 81756 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Graham-Michaelis Corp.
  • 81533 -- In re A.C.W.
  • 81242 -- State v. Eichman
  • 80996 -- Jayne v. Kennedy & Doe, L.L.C. (Dissenting)
  • 80796 -- Madison v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 80689 -- Bi-State Dev. Col., In. v. Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc.
  • 80649 -- In re Care & Treatment of Brown
  • 80569 -- Collier v. Nelson
  • 80099 -- Thompson v. State
  • 79807 -- State v. Moore
  • 79539 -- Buchanan v. Rediger
  • 79524 -- Jackson v. U.S.D. 259
  • 78987 -- Huffman v. Thomas
  • 78601 -- Pouncil v. Kansas Employment Security Bd. of Review
  • 78427 -- In re Tax Appeal of Geiger Ready Mix Co.
  • 78048 -- State v. Donahue
  • 77898 -- Home Bank & Tr. Co. v. Cedar Bluff Cattle Feeders, Inc.
  • 77675 -- State v. Correll
  • 77396 -- Reynolds-Rexwinkle Oil, Inc. v. Petex, Inc.
  • 77373 -- State v. Kriegh
  • 77167 -- In re Marriage of Johnson
  • 77112 -- Swinehart v. City of Ottawa
  • 77111 -- Board of Ness County Comm'rs v. Bankoff Oil Co.
  • 76880 -- State v. Adkins
  • 76638 -- Walters v. St. Francis Hosp. & Med. Center, Inc.
  • 76601 -- State v. Briggs
  • 76225 -- Rodriguez v. Learjet, Inc.
  • 76050 -- State v. Christensen
  • 75853 -- Heany v. Nibbelink
  • 75666 -- Woodward v. Beech Aircraft Corp.
  • 75563 -- State v. Sanford
  • 75496 -- In re Application of Riverton Water Co. for Tax Exemption
  • 75428 -- In re Marriage of Bowers
  • 75143 -- State v. Ford
  • 74056 -- State v. Pope