Burns reappointed chief judge

Chief Judge Robert Burns was reappointed in the 29th Judicial District, which is in Wyandotte County.

He has served as a district judge since 2004 and chief judge since 2019.

Burns received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1991.

He was in private practice from 1991 to 1995 and served as a legal department attorney for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, from 1996 to 2004.

The announcement was made Monday by the Kansas Supreme Court, which reappointed 27 chief judges in Kansas.

The terms are in effect from Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2023.