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Thomas E. Malone

Judge Thomas E. Malone

appointed 2003

Judge

Judge Thomas E. Malone, a Wichita native, received a bachelor's degree from Newman University in Wichita and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law. After a 12-year career in private practice in Wichita, he was elected a Sedgwick County district judge in 1990. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2003.

 

Current term

January 2019–January 2023

Appointed to the court in 2003 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius

 

Judicial experience

2003-present, judge, Court of Appeals

October 2012-January 2017, chief judge, Court of Appeals

1991-2003, district judge, Sedgwick County, 18th Judicial District

 

Previous professional experience

1979-91, partner, Redmond & Nazar, Wichita, Kansas

Adjunct faculty member, Business Law, Newman University

 

Education

Washburn University School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1979

  • Associate editor, Washburn Law Journal

Newman University, B.S. summa cum laude, 1976

 

Professional memberships and activities

American Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

  • Board of Editors, KBA Journal, 2002-09

Wichita Bar Association

Kansas Association for Justice

Pattern Instructions in Kansas Advisory Committee, Kansas Judicial Council, 1999-2010

Kansas Board of Law Examiners, 2010-2013

 

Awards and honors

Leon A. McNeill Distinguished Alumni Award, Newman University, 2014

 

Community, civic, and charitable activities

Topeka Public School District 501

  • Volunteer judge, We the People Program 

  • Volunteer reader, Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School

United Way of Greater Topeka Meals on Wheels volunteer driver

Kansas Department of Corrections Mentoring4Success Program

 

Additional information

Judge Malone and his wife, Anne, have three adult children.

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