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Honorable Cheryl A. Rios  
District Court Judges
Title: Division Eleven
Phone: (785) 251-6300

Judge Cheryl R. Kingfisher Judge Cheryl Rios was appointed to the district court bench in 2008. Previously she was Associate Judge for the City of Topeka, Municipal Court. After practicing critical care nursing for 6 years, Rios 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 of Directors, Topeka Collegiate School Board of Directors, and MANA de Topeka’s Board of Directors, and the National Association of Women Judges Board of Directors. Judge Rios current serves on the Kansas District Judges Association Board of Directors, Kansas Judicial Council, The Kansas Continuing Education Committee, and The Topeka Community Foundation Board of Directors.  She has two adult daughters. 

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