Honorable Christel Marquardt


Judge Marquardt was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.S. in Education from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Missouri and graduated with honors from Washburn University School of Law in 1974. While at Washburn, she served as managing editor of the Washburn Law Journal. After law school, she was an attorney in private practice at firms in Topeka and Kansas City. In 1994, Judge Marquardt and her son Andrew formed Marquardt & Associates, L.L.C. in Fairway, Kansas where she practiced until her appointment to the court in 1995. Judge Marquardt served as the first woman president of the Kansas Bar Association in 1987-88. She has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors and has served in its House of Delegates since 1988. She is a past chair of the Washburn University of Topeka, Board of Regents and past chair of the Washburn University School of Law Board of Governors.

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