Division 16 - Judge Terry Pullman
Sedgwick County Courthouse
525 N. Main Street - 6th Floor
Wichita, KS 67203
Appointed to the Bench:
Judicial Administrative Assistant
Phone: (316) 660-5616
Julie Macera, CSR
Phone: (316) 660-5616
Judge Terry Pullman is currently the Division 16 Judge of the 18th Judicial District Court. He was appointed in 2000. Prior to taking the bench in 2001 Judge Pullman served in the USAF JAG Corps, was the City Prosecutor for the City of Wichita and worked in private practice law for over 17 years gaining substantial experience in Criminal, Civil, and Family Law. Before becoming a Judge Terry represented clients in hundreds of hearings, bench trials, and over 60 jury trials.
Since taking the bench in 2001, Judge Pullman has served rotations in the Criminal Department, the Civil Department, the Traffic Department and the Family Law Department. He has presided over jury trials ranging from 1st Degree Murder to Theft cases, from Medical Malpractice Law Suits to Groundwater Pollution and Toxic Mold Trials, and from high asset Divorce cases to highly contested Child Custody trials. He maintains his own PV and sentencing docket even when on assignment with Departments other than Criminal.
Judge Pullman graduated in 1971 from Wichita High School Southeast before attending the University of Oklahoma until 1975 when he graduated. After his graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Judge Pullman went on to attend and graduate from the Washburn University School of Law in 1978.
Judge Pullman is a member of several local, state and national professional legal associations, including the Wichita and Kansas and American Bar Associations. He is an active and involved member of our community, having been a long time member of the Rotary Club, being a frequent RIF Reader and lecturer to elementary and middle school classes and having been a long time volunteer and Games Management Team member for Kansas Special Olympics.
Judge Pullman and his wife, Patty, are very active members of their parish church. He has been a long term member of the Board of Directors for the Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center and has been a very active member of several committees in the public school district attended by his children. Judge Pullman and Patty have two “1996 issue” twins – a boy and a girl. The children’s school and Terry and Patty’s other other activities keep them very busy and involved in our community.