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Lesley Ann Isherwood

Judge Lesley Ann Isherwood

appointed 2021


Video: Judge Isherwood's swearing-in ceremony (4-30-21)

Judge Lesley Ann Isherwood was a senior assistant district attorney for Sedgwick County before she joined the Kansas Court of Appeals. As senior assistant district attorney, she argued hundreds of cases before the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Washburn University and received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law.


Current term

January 2023–January 2027


Previous professional experience

1999–2021, senior assistant district attorney, Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, Wichita

1998–99, associate attorney, Williams, Stroble, Malone, Mason & Ralph, Dodge City



Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Order of Barristers

  • Moot Court Selection Process, best overall

  • Family Law Quarterly, editor

Washburn University, B.A. with honors, English, 1995

  • NONOSO Honor Society


Professional memberships and activities

Wichita Bar Association

National District Attorneys Association, former member

Kansas County and District Attorneys Association, former member


Awards and honors

Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2012


Community, civic, and charitable activities

Kansas Children's Service League, 2017–present

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, 2012–present

Junior League of Wichita

  • Board of Directors, director of planning, 2010–11

  • Board of Directors, director of community projects, 2009–10

  • Project Development Committee chair, 2008–09

Dress for Success

  • Leadership Council, mentor, 2010–12

  • Board of Directors, 2006–09


Additional information

Judge Isherwood lives in Wichita with her family.

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