HON. TIMOTHY E. BRAZIL
In April 2011, Judge Brazil retired as Chief Judge of the 31st Judicial District, where he served for 22 years. While serving as Chief Judge, he handled civil, criminal and domestic dockets and regularly served as mediator/settlement judge for other courts in southeast Kansas.
Following graduation from Washburn Law School in 1975, Judge Brazil served as an attorney for the Kansas Insurance Department until 1978 when he joined the law firm of Henshall and Pennington in Chanute, Kansas, becoming a partner in 1980. While in general practice he emphasized worker’s compensation, personal injury and civil litigation.
Judge Brazil has been a member of the Kansas Bar Association since 1975, and served on the Bench/Bar and Ethics Committees as well as the Southeast Kansas representation on the Board of Governors from 1984 to 1990. He was a member of the Kansas Association of District Judges, and served on the Kansas Supreme Court Access to Justice Committee until his retirement from the bench.
J.D., Washburn School of Law, 1975