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Judge Robert Fairchild

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Robert W. Fairchild is the chief judge of the Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1973 he entered the private practice of law in Lawrence. He practiced law for 23 years and handled a wide variety of cases. He served as County Counselor for Douglas County, Kansas, for approximately 10 years. In 1996 he was appointed as a district judge for the 7th Judicial District and was appointed chief judge in 2002.

Courses Taught:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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