Judge Daniel W. Vokins

Judge VokinsName:  Daniel W. Vokins

Date of Birth: 1960

Place of Birth: Kansas City

When Appointed: August 2005

By Whom Appointed: Nominating Commission, Tenth Judicial District

City of Residence: Olathe

Family: Married, 1 Daughter


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    Juris Doctorate: 1984
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri
    Bachelor of Business Administration: 1981
  • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
    Associate of Arts: 1980

Career History:

  • Magistrate Judge, Tenth Judicial District: August 26, 2005 to present
  • Private Practice: August 1984 to August 2005
  • Municipal Court Judge for the City of Olathe, Kansas: January 1996 to September 1997
  • Johnson County Traffic Court Judge: 1994 to December 1995, and October 1997 to August 1999
  • Judge Pro Tem for Tenth Judicial District: 1994 to August 2005
  • Municipal Judge Pro Tem for the City of Overland Park, Kansas; City of Olathe, Kansas; City of Shawnee, Kansas; City of Westwood, Kansas; City of Leawood, Kansas; City of Lenexa, Kansas; and City of Gardner, Kansas: 1994 to 2005.
  • Longview Community College, Kansas City, Missouri: Instructor, Criminal Law and Business Law classes; 1993 to 1994.

Civic and Professional Activities:

  • Speaker at the 2006 & 2007 Disability Mentoring Day
  • Silver Fellow - Johnson County Bar Foundation
  • American Judges Association
  • National Council for Juvenile & Family Court Judges
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Criminal Bench/Bar Committee
  • Order of Barristers
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Habitat For Humanity contributor
  • Kansas Special Olympics contributor
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association contributor
  • Breast Cancer 3-day Run contributor
  • Former Member, Optimist Club of Olathe, Kansas
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of Family of Christ Lutheran Church of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Former City Council Member, City of Garden City, Missouri
  • Former Police Commissioner, City of Garden City, Missouri