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Divisions

The District Court is divided into seven divisions. District judges preside over Divisions 1 through 6, and a pro tem judge presides over the Pro Tem Division. Starting January 11, 2011, cases generally are assigned as follows:

  • Division 1: major and limited civil; care and treatment; and probate
  • Division 2: criminal; divorce; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 3: criminal law; family law; limited actions; care and treatment; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 4: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; small claims appeals
  • Division 5: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; traffic appeals
  • Division 6: criminal; children in need of care; care and treatment; protection from abuse/stalking; adoptions
  • Pro Tem Division: criminal first appearances; juvenile offender; child support modification; traffic; and small claims

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Department Contacts

Division 1

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Robert Fairchild District Judge 785-832-5265 division1@douglas-county.com
Suzy Lewis Admin. Asst. 785-832-5265 division1@douglas-county.com
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter 785-832-5249 division1@douglas-county.com
Front Desk 785-832-5265
Division 1 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 2

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge 785-832-5248 division2@douglas-county.com
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter 785-832-5250 division2@douglas-county.com
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. 785-832-5248 division2@douglas-county.com
Division 2 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 3

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge 785-832-5230 division3@douglas-county.com
Debbie Oakleaf Court Reporter, CSR, RPR 785-832-5230 division3@douglas-county.com
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. 785-832-5230 division3@douglas-county.com
Division 3 Fax 785-838-2456

Division 4

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James McCabria District Judge 785-832-5124 division4@douglas-county.com
Alyssa Gifford Admin. Asst. 785-832-5124 division4@douglas-county.com
Division 4 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 5

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Paula B. Martin District Judge 785-832-5323 division5@douglas-county.com
Paige Hill Admin. Asst. 785-832-5323 division5@douglas-county.com
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter 785-832-5234 division5@douglas-county.com
Division 5 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 6

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Peggy Kittel District Judge 785-832-5144 division6@douglas-county.com
Lu Bermudez Admin. Asst. 785-832-5144 division6@douglas-county.com
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter 785-832-5200 division6@douglas-county.com
Division 6 Fax 785-838-2455

Pro Tem Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James T. George District Judge 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglas-county.com
Jessica Martin Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglas-county.com
Linda Stancliffe Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglas-county.com
Pro Tem Division Fax 785-838-2494