Judge Stephen D. Hill grew up in Wichita but spent most of his legal career as a lawyer, county attorney, and judge in the 6th Judicial District. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law. After serving 22 years as a district court judge, he was named to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
January 2019–January 2023
Appointed to the court in 2003 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius
2003-present, judge, Court of Appeals
1981-2003, district judge, 6th Judicial District
Previous professional experience
1976-80, county attorney, Linn County
1975-76, partner, Hill & Wisler, Mound City, Kansas
Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1975
University of Kansas, B.A., 1972
Professional memberships and activities
Kansas Judicial Council Pattern Instructions in Kansas Advisory Committee
He and his wife, Sandra, live in Topeka.