The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission has nominated three St. Louis County associate circuit judges for potential elevation to the circuit bench.
The commission selected Judges John R. Lasater, Jeffrey P. Medler and Nicole S. Zellweger to fill the vacancy left by Judge Reneé Hardin-Tammons’ appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. Gov. Mike Parson has 60 days to make the appointment.
Lasater, who earned his law degree in 1991 from Washington University, was named to the bench in 2017 by Gov. Eric Greitens. Medler, whom Parson appointed in 2020, earned his law degree in 1994 from Saint Louis University. Zellweger, whom Greitens named in 2018, earned her law degree in 2004 from Washington University and also holds a Master of Arts from Yale University Divinity School.
They were among 21 applicants for the position. The five-member commission said Lasater received four votes while Medler and Zellweger were unanimous.
Meanwhile, the 31st Circuit Judicial Commission is preparing to fill the latest vacancy on the Greene County Circuit Court.
The commission will accept applications until Jan. 18 to fill the associate circuit vacancy created by the recent elevation of Judge T. Todd Myers to the circuit bench. The commission plans to meet Feb. 15 and 16 to publicly interview applicants and select a panel of three nominees for Parson’s consideration.
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