Sedgwick County District Court Judge to retire

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Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert will retire January 11, 2019, after 24 years on the bench.

Wilbert currently is the presiding judge in the civil department of the 18th Judicial District, which is composed of Sedgwick County. He also oversees the district's drug court.

Wilbert was appointed district judge in 1995. After earning a bachelor's degree at Washburn University and graduating from the Washburn University School of Law, he was in private practice for more than 18 years.

In the 18th Judicial District, Wilbert also has served in the family law and criminal departments. He was presiding judge of the criminal department from 2011 to 2013.  Judge Wilbert presided over the 2010 murder trial of Scott Roeder.   Roeder was found guilty of murdering Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Judge Wilbert looks forward to spending more time with family and grandchildren, traveling with his wife, and golfing.

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