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Jul 12, 2023

Parson names five judges in four counties

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed three judges under the Nonpartisan Court Plan and filled two judicial vacancies in partisan circuits.

Oct 6, 2022

St. Louis County launches Young Lawyers Academy

The St. Louis County Circuit Court’s Young Lawyers Academy met for the first time on September 20.

Jun 2, 2020

Judge grants extended TRO against House of Pain

A gym operator that sought to delay an enforcement action brought against it by St. Louis County appears to have accepted a ruling by a federal judge, who ordered it to close its locations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 18, 2020

Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son

A lawsuit filed Monday accuses four white suburban St. Louis police officers of brutalizing a 68-year-old black woman and her adult son after wrongly accusing them of stealing a television. Marvia Gray alleges she suffered serious and permanent injuries during her arrest at a Sam’s Club store in Des Peres, Missouri, on March 23. Her […]

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Feb 4, 2020

Court affirms amended charge in juvenile case

A St. Louis judge did not err in allowing new charges to be added to a juvenile’s case that was transferred from St. Louis County to St. Louis City, a Missouri appeals court has ruled. On Jan. 28, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District affirmed a judge’s decision to allow […]

Jan 31, 2020

Jason D. Dodson elevated to circuit judge

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Jason D. Dodson as circuit judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael T. Jamison. Dodson was elevated from his role as associate circuit judge, which he has held since 2016. He obtained his law degree from Washington University School […]

Jan 16, 2020

Dillon-Amelung named traffic commissioner in St. Louis County

Chastidy Dillon-Amelung has been appointed traffic commissioner for St. Louis County Circuit Court. Prior to her appointment, Dillon-Amelung was in private practice, focusing on criminal defense, administrative licensing actions, and estate and tax planning. She previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney, a special assistant attorney general and senior counsel for the Missouri Director[...]

Dec 12, 2019

Man who threatened three judges arrested after armed standoff

A man is in custody after threatening three judges who were involved in his divorce and child custody dispute, the St. Louis County Circuit Court said in a press release. Jeffrey D. Reuter, 51, formerly a dentist in Kirkwood, was arrested Dec. 11 in Bonne Terre after a three-hour armed standoff with police attempting to […]

Dec 10, 2019

McNelley named to St. Louis County bench

Gov. Mike Parson appointed Amanda Bundren McNelley as an associate circuit judge for the St. Louis County Circuit Court. McNelley, of Kirkwood, is a family law team leader and counsel at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard.  She earned her law degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She fills the vacancy created by Judge Renee […]

Nov 1, 2019

Gay officer wins $20M sex-discrimination suit against St. Louis County

After a five-day trial, a St. Louis County Police Department sergeant won a nearly $20 million jury verdict on claims of sex/gender discrimination and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act. Keith Wildhaber, who is gay and a 25-year veteran of the force, claimed that despite strong performance reviews he was passed over for multiple […]

Oct 24, 2019

‘Active shooter’: St. Louis County bench prepares for the worst

On the afternoon of Aug. 12, judges and staff in the St. Louis County Circuit Court received a disconcerting email. The subject line: “St. Louis County ALARM NOTICE.” The first words: “Active Shooter – Police Street.” It quickened pulses, recalled St. Louis County Associate Circuit Judge Mary Pat Bruntrager Schroeder, but it didn’t quite trigger […]

Sep 17, 2019

Circuit judges named in St. Louis County

Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two judges to the St. Louis County Circuit Court. Renée Hardin-Tammons, currently an associate circuit judge, was elevated to the circuit bench. Parson also appointed Matthew Hearne as an associate circuit judge on the same court. Hardin-Tammons, who was first named to the bench in 2017, fills the vacancy created […]

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