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Angela D. Coble

Judge Angela D. Coble

appointed 2022


Video: Judge Angela Coble's swearing-in ceremony (5-17-22)

Judge Angela Coble served as chambers counsel to two federal magistrate judges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas at the time she was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeals. Prior to her work as chambers counsel, she worked as a civil litigator in private practice in Salina, Kansas. 

Current term

Appointed to court 2022

Previous professional experience

2015-2022, chambers counsel to Magistrate Judge Gwynne E. Birzer, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

2013-2015, chambers counsel to Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

2009-2013, Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd.

  • Partner, 2013

  • Associate attorney 2009-2012

2008, summer associate, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP

2007-2008, judicial extern in the chambers of Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers and then-Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum

2005-2006, legal assistant, IMG & Associates Law Offices

1998-2001, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, clerk's office

  • Quality control analyst, 1998-2001

  • Docket clerk, 1997-1998

  • Docket support and back-up jury clerk, 1995-1997


Washburn University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2009

  • Washburn Law Journal, 2007-2009

  • Articles editor, 2008-2009

Kansas Wesleyan University, B.A., summa cum laude, criminal justice, 1994

Professional memberships and activities

U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Rule 1 Committee, 2019-2022

Kansas Women Attorneys Association, member 2009-present, 
District C representative 2017-present

Kansas Bar Association, 2009-present, Access to Justice Committee, 2021-present

Wichita Women Attorneys Association, 2014-present

Federal Bar Association, 2021-present

Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association, 2009-present

  • President, June 2020-June 2021

  • Vice president, 2019-2020

  • Secretary, 2018-2019

  • Treasurer, 2017-2018

American Bar Association, 2009-2013 and 2014-2017

Awards and honors

Sangster American Board of Trial Advocates Award for student showing outstanding promise as a trial lawyer, 2008-2009

Shamberg Scholar, August 2006-May 2009

Kansas Wesleyan University

  • Academic award, 1994

  • Student hall of fame, 1994

Community, civic, and charitable activities

Salina Family Healthcare Center

  • Past president, present

  • President, 2020-2021 and 2017-2018

  • Vice president, 2018-2020

  • Secretary, 2004-2007 and 2011-2017

Salina Airport Authority, board of directors, 2012-2015

Women Helping Women, a “Fairy Godmother” Fund, 2011-current

Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, 

  • Board of directors, 2010-2013

  • Fundraiser chair, fall 2012

Four Rivers Support Committee—Smoky Hill River Festival, June 2014-June 2019

Salina South Drama Boosters, 2010-2015

  • President, 2013-2014

  • Vice president, 2012-2013

Leadership Salina, fall 2009-spring 2010 class

Coronado Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, active 1999-2007

  • President, 2004-2005

  • Vice president, 2003-2004

  • Fundraiser chairperson, 2001-2004

Additional information

Judge Coble grew up in Stockton, Kansas, and currently lives in Salina. She and her husband, Mark, share eight children and six grandchildren.

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