The City of Topeka has hired Karan Thadani as the Administrative Municipal Court Judge. Thadani has fourteen years of experience practicing law in the State of Kansas, having worked in both private practice and the government sector, most recently as the Chief of Prosecution for the City of Topeka.
“The City of Topeka is excited to welcome Karan to preside over the City’s court. We believe that his knowledge and experience working in Kansas as a defense attorney and prosecutor will give the City a solid judicial foundation,” said City Manager Brent Trout.
Thadani has fourteen years of experience practicing law in the State of Kansas, having worked in both private practice and the government sector. Thadani graduated from the University of Texas in 2001 and earned his juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in 2006.
“My family and I are grateful to the City of Topeka for selecting me to serve as the next administrative Municipal Court Judge. I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected and thankful for the opportunity to continue my work with the City and in public service. The responsibility that comes with a judgeship is not one that I take lightly and I will do my very best to uphold the law and ensure that the citizens in our community are treated with impartiality and fairness,” said Thadani.
Throughout his entire career, Thadani has served in the capacity of either a defense attorney or prosecutor. He began his career in civil litigation and criminal defense work in Lawrence, Kansas, after which he and his family moved to St Francis, Kansas where he continued in private practice. While in western Kansas, Thadani was elected as the Cheyenne County Attorney and County Counselor to the Board of County Commissioners. He returned to the Topeka area where he began his work with the City of Topeka Prosecution office as an associate prosecutor. Thadani has served that office as the Chief of Prosecution since 2017.
Thadani’s start date will be July 27th, with a salary of $111,335.