Stephen D. Hill
Judge Hill was born on December 18, 1950 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English in 1972. He went on to receive his J.D. from Washburn University of Topeka School of Law in 1975. He is now married and has two adult sons.
Judge Hill started his own law firm, Hill & Wisler, in 1975. The next year, he became a Linn County Attorney. In 1981, he was appointed Associate District Judge in the Sixth Judicial District of Kansas. He became a District Judge the following year. He later became an Administrative Judge and then the Chief Judge of the district.