Judge Sandra C. Midkiff was appointed Circuit Judge by Gov. Bob Holden in March 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 1975 she graduated with honors from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School. Judge Midkiff owned and operated a private law practice from 1975 until her appointment to the bench. In her 26 years of private practice, she litigated many different types of cases, including employment discrimination, civil rights, sexual harassment, and business and commercial torts. Judge Midkiff was an original member of the Association of Women Lawyers, and is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
- In 2008, Judge Midkiff received the Benjamin Cardozo Award for Judicial Courage and Excellence from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. (2009)