Retired Judge Joan “Toni" was appointed to Jefferson District Court on January 14, 2000, and was elected to complete an unexpired term in November 2000. She presided in Division 13 of Jefferson District Court for the 30th Judicial District of Kentucky until her retirement from active judicial status in 2009 and then served in Family Court as a Senior Status Judge until completion of the program in 2014.
Judge Stringer is a member of the Kentucky Retired Judges' Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Women Lawyers' Associations, National Bar Association, and is a member of numerous boards and committees, one of which is the Jefferson County Metro Crime Commission.
Judge Stringer was awarded the Spirit of Louisville/ TV 32 Bell Award in 1999, the Prevent Child Abuse of Kentucky “Champion for Children" Award in 1999, the Metro Louisville Office for Youth Development “Distinguished Service" Award in 2003, and received the Today's Woman Magazine “H.E.R. Community Angel" Award in 2006, and was inducted into the Central High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010.
Judge Stringer graduated from the Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1978 and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington in 1982. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.