Division 11 - Judge Monique Centeno
Sedgwick County Courthouse
525 N. Main Street - 4th floor
Wichita, KS 67203
Appointed to the Bench:
Judicial Administrative Assistant
Phone: (316) 660-5611
E-mail: Ivonne Baltazar
Judge Monique Centeno is currently the Division 11 Judge of the 18th Judicial District Court. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Laura Kelly in 2019.
After receiving her law degree, Judge Centeno moved to Wichita and started her career at Shores, Williamson & Ohaebosim. As an associate attorney she practiced in the areas of criminal defense, consumer protection, civil rights, and class actions. Two years later, Judge Centeno joined the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s office as an assistant public defender. She spent nine years representing indigent defendants in district court. In 2016, Judge Centeno joined Wall Huntington Trial Law as a trial attorney. She represented plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, and medical malpractice actions.
Judge Centeno graduated from the University of Kansas in 2000, and earned a B.A. in Political Science and English. She attended law school at Washburn University School of Law, and earned a J.D. in 2005.
Judge Centeno is very active in the community. She regularly volunteers to speak to elementary, middle school, and high school students about the importance of following the law and education. She also volunteers at Salvation Army by organizing and packing food for the elderly and homeless.