Judge Jessica L. Heinen was appointed to the bench in 2022. Judge Heinen is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a co-major in International Studies, and a minor in Business. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. Prior to being appointed, Judge Heinen worked for the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, City of Topeka Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Most recently, Judge Heinen served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Heinen is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka.