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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

Department Contacts

Division 1

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Amy Hanley District Judge 785-832-5265 division1@douglascountyks.org
Kris Knowles Admin. Asst. 785-832-5265 division1@douglascountyks.org
Donna Lytle Court Reporter 785-832-5234 division1@douglascountyks.org
Division 1 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 2

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter 785-832-5250 division2@douglascountyks.org
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Division 2 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 3

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Meghan Rogers Court Reporter 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
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@douglascountyks.org
Tiffany Wade Admin. Asst. 785-832-5124 division4@douglascountyks.org
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter 785-832-5249 division4@douglascountyks.org
Division 4 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 5

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Mark A. Simpson District Judge 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Zara Strayer Admin. Asst. 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Division 5 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 6

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Stacey Donovan District Judge 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Adelaida Mendoza Admin. Asst. 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter 785-832-5200 division6@douglascountyks.org
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter 785-832-5200 division6@douglascountyks.org
Division 6 Fax 785-838-2455

Pro Tem Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James T. George Pro Tem Judge 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Lacy Gaultney Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Pro Tem Division Fax 785-838-2494

Juvenile Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Paul R. Klepper Juvenile Judge 785-832-5118 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Angie Figgs Admin. Asst. 785-832-5118 afiggs@douglascountyks.org