Honorable Michael F. Powers

Judge PowersChief District Court Judge

Phone: 620-382-2318


May 29, 1991 by Governor Joan Finney


  • B.S.E., 1977 Emporia State University
  • J.D., 1980 University of Kansas

Career History

  • County Attorney and Partner in Bryant and Powers 1980 to 1991
  • District Court Judge 1991 to 1994
  • Chief Judge 8th Judicial District: 1994 to present

Family & Interests

Judge Powers and his wife, Judy, have five adult children and 7 grandchildren. He is involved in numerous community organizations. He enjoys bicycling the country roads around Marion and following KU Athletics and the Kansas City Chiefs. He is in his 25th year as play-by-play announcer for local cable broadcasts of Marion High School football games.