TOPEKA, Kansas – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Thursday the appointment of Fort Scott attorney Terri L. Johnson to the 6th District Court of the State of Kansas. Johnson will replace retiring Chief Judge Richard Smith.
“Terri’s experience as a county attorney and counselor has well prepared her to serve in this new capacity. She has a sharp legal mind and strong credentials which uniquely qualify her for this position,” Gov. Brownback said.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University, and her juris doctorate from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. She currently serves as the Bourbon County Attorney and Bourbon County counselor.
The state’s 105 counties are organized into 31 Judicial Districts. The district courts serve as the trial courts for the state, overseeing all civil and criminal cases. The 6th District includes Bourbon, Linn and Miami counties.