Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Deborah Hernandez Mitchell of Wichita as a District Judge for the Kansas 18th District Court. Mitchell fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joseph Bribiesca.
“I am pleased to appoint Deborah Hernandez Mitchell to the 18th District,” said Governor Brownback. “Her experience both in private practice and as a prosecutor make her well-suited to serve the people of Sedgwick County.
Mitchell is currently in private practice with Woodard, Hernandez, Roth & Day, LLC, and previously served as a prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney in Sedgwick County. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she received her undergraduate, masters, and law degrees.
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 18th District Court includes Sedgwick County.