Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Kristi Cott to Fill the 25th Judicial District Court Vacancy
Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly appointed Kristi Cott, Garden City, Kan., to the 25th Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ricklin Pierce.
“Kristi is a dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable attorney with extensive experience in the judicial system,” Governor Kelly said. “I am confident Kristi’s experience and her commitment to the law will serve the 25th Judicial District well.”
Cott has been in private practice in Garden City since 2020, representing clients in criminal defense and guardianship and conservatorship cases. She began her career as an Assistant Public Defender, then became an Assistant County Attorney in Finney County before going into private practice. Cott is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and has been active through various bar associations in the past as well. In addition to her law practice, she is a basketball coach for the local YMCA teams. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2000 and earned her law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2006. She lives with her husband and two children in Garden City.
“I’ve spent my career both defending the rights of the accused as a defense attorney and promoting public safety as a prosecutor,” Kristi Cott said.