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Honorable Marla J. Luckert
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 2003-

Hon Marla J LuckertMarla J. Luckert was born July 20, 1955, in Goodland, Ks. She received a bachelor of arts in history in May 1977 and her juris doctorate in 1980 from Washburn University of Topeka. While in law school, she served as technical editor of the Washburn Law Journal and received the faculty and alumni awards for best student note.

Upon her admission to practice in 1980, she joined the Topeka firm of Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer. She had a general litigation and health law practice. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. She also served as an adjunct professor of law at Washburn University. In 1992 she was appointed by Governor Joan Finney to the Third Judicial District Court. She was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to the Kansas Judicial Council where she served as chair of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee. In 2000 she became chief judge of the Third Judicial District. Governor Bill Graves appointed her to the Kansas Supreme Court effective January 13, 2003.

Justice Luckert has served as president of the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas District Judges Association, the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, the Topeka Bar Association, the Sam A. Crow Inn of Court, and the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Kansas Bar Foundation. She has served as a delegate to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Conference of State Trial Judges and of the Young Lawyer's Division Assembly. She has served on several ABA committees, and been a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents. She has served as a member of the American Inn of Court education committee. She is also a member of the American Judges Association, the National Association of Women Judges, the American Judicature Society, the National Center for State Courts and the Supreme Court Historical Society. She has received awards for outstanding achievement or service from the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, and other bar groups.

She has also been active in numerous community groups, and has received the outstanding volunteer award from her children's elementary school and the Topeka YWCA's Woman of Excellence award. She served on the Board of Governor's of the Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association for several years. She and her spouse have three children.

Opinions (those available online) delivered by Justice Luckert:

  • 109018 -– In re Acquisition of Property by Eminent Domain
  • 107961 -– State v. Mosher
  • 107858 -- State v. Baker
  • 107383 -- In re Adoption of H.C.H.
  • 106273 -– State v. Huddleston
  • 106192 -- State v. Trotter
  • 106150 -– State v. Sharkey
  • 105988 -- State v. Salinas
  • 105613 -- State v. Robert Clark
  • 105493 -- Sierra Club v. Moser
  • 105215 -- State v. Waggoner
  • 105146 -- State v. Baptist
  • 104883 -- State v. Florentin
  • 104827 -- State v. Llamas
  • 104475 -- State v. Breeden
  • 104018 -- State v. Jones
  • 104294 -- Seaboard Corporation v. Marsh Inc.
  • 104206 -- State v. Spear
  • 104176 -- State v. Tague
  • 103499 -- Cady v. Schroll
  • 103938 -- Miller v. Preisser
  • 103918 -- State v. Randolph
  • 103842 -- State v. Brown
  • 103816 -- State v. Jones
  • 103758 -- In re Marriage of Brown
  • 103672 -- Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. v. Filardo
  • 103509 -- State v. Lawson (concurring in the result)
  • 103508 -- State v. Stevenson
  • 103367 -- Superior Boiler Works, Inc. v. Kimball
  • 103340 -- Snider v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co
  • 103233 -- Stewart Title of the Midwest v. Reece & Nichols Realtors
  • 103111 -- State v. Mossman
  • 103093 -- State v. Cameron
  • 102847 -- State v. Raskie
  • 102598 -– Thoroughbred Assocs. v. Kansas City Royalty Co. (joins in the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 102521 -- State v. Washington
  • 102454 -- Albright v. State
  • 102350 -- 143rd Street Investors v. Board of Johnson County Comm'rs
  • 102287 -- In re Adoption of Baby Girl P. (concurring)
  • 102265 -- State v. Gilliland
  • 102210 -- State v. Kelly
  • 102075 -- Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Co. v. Svaty
  • 101987 -- State v. Inkelaar
  • 101925 -- State v. Ernesti
  • 101834 -- In re Marriage of Hall
  • 101811 -- Board of Miami County Comm’rs v. Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy
  • 101805 -- State v. Alonzo
  • 101799 -- State v. Warrior
  • 101641– State v. Marshall
  • 101508 -- Haddock v. State
  • 101458 -- State v. Lowrance
  • 101432 -- State v. Adams
  • 101392 -- State v. Adams
  • 101378 -- State v. Snellings
  • 101335 -- Frick v. City of Salina
  • 101213 -- State v. Gomez
  • 101198 -- State v. Edwards
  • 101189 -- Byrd v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 101146 – Martin v. Naik (concurring in part and dissenting in part )
  • 101145 -- U.S.D. No. 446 v. Sandoval (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 101017 -- In re C.P.W.
  • 100529 -- State v. Everett
  • 100497 -- Law v. Law Company Building Assocs.
  • 100477 -- Edgar v. State
  • 100845 -- In re M.F.
  • 100839 -- State v. Cosby (dissenting)
  • 100763 -- Padron v. Lopez
  • 100704 -- State v. Stovall (concurring)
  • 100556 -- Shipe v. Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 25
  • 100523 -- Johnson and Collins v. State
  • 100510 -- State v. Mondragon
  • 100291 -- State v. Berriozabal
  • 100264 -- State v. White
  • 100263 -- State v. Seward (concurring & dissenting)
  • 100233 -- State v. Roberts
  • 100157 -- Board of Sedgwick County Comm'rs v. City of Park City
  • 100037 -- State v. Sandberg
  • 99908 -- Polsom, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Co., Inc.
  • 99830 -- State v. Salas
  • 99791 -- Frick, et al., v. City of Salina
  • 99724/99891 -- State v. Valladarez
  • 99711 -- State v. Thomas
  • 99657 -- State v. Gonzales
  • 99600 -- State v. Northcutt
  • 99549 -- State v. Ward
  • 99503 -- Adamson v. Bicknell (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 99487 -- State v. O'Rear (dissenting)
  • 99479 -- State v. King
  • 99403 -- State v. Copes
  • 99291 -- Chism v. Protective Life Ins. Co.
  • 99195 -- Adams v. Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners
  • 99235 -- In re Care & Treatment of Williams
  • 99232 -- State v. Miller
  • 99110 -- State v. Ellmaker
  • 98740 -- In re Adoption of A.A.T
  • 98713 -- State v. Ortega-Cadelan
  • 98691 -- State ex rel. Morrison v. Sebelius
  • 98656 -- State v. Bennington
  • 98573 -- State v. Henson
  • 98563 -- Trotter v. State
  • 98470/98471 -- State v. Patton
  • 98430 -- State v. Bonner
  • 98292 -- State v. Deal
  • 98017 -- State v. Appleby
  • 97971 -- Puckett v. Mt. Carmel Regional Med. Center
  • 97759 -- State v. Warledo
  • 97664 -- Nelson v. Nelson
  • 97494 -- Unruh v. Purina Mills
  • 97457 -- State v. Shadden
  • 97323 -- State v. Hendrix (dissenting)
  • 97132 -- Williams v. Lawton
  • 97131 -- Kansas Heart Hospital v. Idbeis
  • 96754/97548 -- State v. Phillips and Wenzel
  • 96681 -- State v. Johnson
  • 96606 -- Idbeis v. Wichita Surgical Specialists
  • 96568 -- Poston v. U.S.D. No. 387
  • 96405 -- State v. Scoville
  • 96391 -- Owen Lumber Co. v. Chartrand
  • 96197 -- In re L. M. (concurring)
  • 96189 -- State v. Smith
  • 96086 -- State v. Laturner
  • 96060 -- Estate of Draper v. Bank of America
  • 95942 -- American Special Risk Management Corp v. Cahow
  • 95896 -- State v. Hall
  • 95830 -- State v. Hoeck
  • 95815 -- State v. Miller (concurring)
  • 95696 -- State v. Blackmon
  • 95339 -- State v. Davis
  • 95256 -- State v. Hughes (concurring & dissenting)
  • 95233 -- State v. Carapezza (concurring & dissenting)
  • 95202 - Thomas v. Benchmark Ins. Co (dissenting)
  • 95102 -- Wachter Management Co. v. Dexter & Chaney, Inc. (dissenting)
  • 95095 -- State v. Walker
  • 95041 -- State v. Fewell (concurring & dissenting)
  • 94893 -- City of Arkansas City v. Burton (dissenting)
  • 94831 -- State v. Araujo
  • 94774 -- State v. Hoge
  • 94648 -- Kelly v. VinZant
  • 94322 -- State v. Harp
  • 94254 -- State v. Thompson (Remanded to Court of Appeals)
  • 94254 -- State v. Thompson
  • 94207 -- Swenson v. State
  • 94113 -- State v. Moses (concurring)
  • 94033 -- Martin v. Kansas Department of Revenue (dissenting)
  • 94021 -- In re Tax Appeal of Professional Engineering Consultants
  • 93947 -- State v. Pollman
  • 93766 -- State v. Lawrence
  • 93694 -- State v. Sanchez
  • 93643 -- State v. Jones
  • 93556 -- In re Estate of Sauder
  • 93546 -- Sumner v. Meier's Ready Mix, Inc.
  • 93470 -- In re Estate of Hjersted (concurring)
  • 93430 -- State v. Reed
  • 93113 -- In re Condemnation of Land v. Stranger Valley Land Co.
  • 92764 -- State v. Tully
  • 92662 -- State v. Goodson
  • 92544 -- State v. Brown
  • 92432 -- Kargus v. State
  • 92379 -- In re Tax Appeal of Western Resources, Inc.
  • 92248 -- State v. Moody (concurring and dissenting)
  • 92233 -- Phillips v. State (dissenting)
  • 92050 -- Hogue v. Bruce
  • 92032 -- Montoy v. State (concurring)
  • 91980 -- State v. Boyd
  • 91875 -- State v. Robinson (concurring)
  • 91861 -- State v. Edgar
  • 91833 -- State v. Edgar
  • 91804 -- State v. Boley
  • 91727 -- State v. Brown
  • 91702 -- Merriman v. Crompton Corp.
  • 91631 -- State v. Porting
  • 91470 -- State v. Buehler-May
  • 91442 -- Idbeis v. Wichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.
  • 91437 -- State v. Thomas
  • 91432 -- State v. Franklin (dissenting)
  • 91051 -- State v. Kesselring
  • 91044 -- Brewer v. Schalansky
  • 91041 -- State v. Cavaness
  • 91025 -- Exploration Place, Inc. v. Midwest Drywall Co.
  • 90954 -- State v. Drennan
  • 90853 -- McCormick v. City of Lawrence
  • 90663 -- In re Appeal of Sprint Communications Co.
  • 90571 -- State v. Hurt
  • 90558 -- Cooper v. Werholtz
  • 90498 -- State v. Unruh
  • 90360 -- State v. Schoonover
  • 90273 -- In re Marriage of Shevling v. Shevling
  • 90039 -- Dragon v. Vanguard Industries, Inc.
  • 89651 -- State v. Davis
  • 89640 -- State v. Mebane
  • 89628 -- State v. Barnes
  • 89512 -- State v. Purdy
  • 89485 -- State v. Legero (dissenting)
  • 89446 -- State v. Ramirez
  • 89432 -- In re Tax Exemption Application of Central Illinois Public Services Co.
  • 89326 -- Crist v. Hunan Palace, Inc.
  • 89300 -- State v. Fisher (concurring)
  • 89239 -- Foos v. Terminix
  • 89023 -- Canaan v. Bartee
  • 89008 -- State v. Conn
  • 88765 -- Nicholas v. Nicholas
  • 88665 -- State v. Walker
  • 88650 -- State v. Hayden (concurring & dissenting)
  • 88582 -- Burcham v. Unison Bancorp, Inc.
  • 88546 -- State v. Bunyard (concurring & dissenting)
  • 88514 -- Alires v. McGehee
  • 88434 -- Rose v. Via Christi Health System, Inc. (dissenting)
  • 88434 -- Rose v. Via Christi Health System, Inc.
  • 88118 -- In re Tax Appeal of the Family of Eagles, LTD
  • 87950 -- State v. McHenry
  • 87805 -- State v. Atkinson (concurring & dissenting)
  • 87790 -- State v. Daniels
  • 87519 -- State v. Mays
  • 87357 -- State v. Wiegand
  • 87017 -- State v. White
  • 86968 -- State v. Coleman
  • 86324 -- State v. Dexter
  • 86035 -- State ex rel. Morrison v. Oshman Sporting Goods Co.
  • 85898 -- State v. Limon
  • 83801 -- State v. Scott
  • 81135 -- State v. Marsh