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Honorable Cheryl R. Kingfisher  
District Court Judges
Title: Division Eleven
Phone: (785) 251-4387


Judge Cheryl R. Kingfisher Judge Cheryl Rios Kingfisher was appointed to the bench in 2008. Previously she was Associate Judge for the City of Topeka, Municipal Court. After practicing critical care nursing for 6 years Kingfisher graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 1993. The judge was a staff attorney for Cherokee Nation, served as an adjunct professor at WU, and is a former Shawnee County assistant district attorney. The judge previously served on the YWCA Board, Topeka Collegiate School Board, and MANA de Topeka’s Board of Directors. She is married and has two daughters. Hobbies include anything involving her daughters, reading, traveling, and mentoring young people.  

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