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The Missouri Court of Appeals is the
intermediate appellate court for the state of Missouri. The court handles
most of the appeals from the
Missouri Circuit Courts. The
court is divided into three districts: Eastern (based in St.
Louis), Western (based in Kansas City), and Southern (based
The Missouri Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over all appeals which do not
fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Missouri.
The five categories of appeals over which the Supreme Court
exercises exclusive jurisdiction are:
- The validity of a United States statute or treaty.
- The validity of a Missouri statute or constitutional
- The state's revenue laws.
- Challenges to a statewide elected official's right to hold
- Imposition of the death penalty.
Historically, less than ten percent of the appeals heard by the
Missouri Court of Appeals are transferred to the Supreme Court.
Thus, for the vast majority of appeals, the Court of Appeals
decision is final.
There are fourteen judges in
the Eastern District, eleven judges in the Western District, and
seven judges in the Southern District. Judges are selected via the
Under the Constitution
of Missouri, Court of Appeals judges must be at least 30 years
old, licensed to
practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least
15 years, a qualified voter of the state for nine years preceding
selection, and a resident of the appellate district in which the
judge serves. Judges serve a term of twelve years, but may seek
additional terms. Mandatory retirement age for judges is 70, after
which a judge may elect to go on senior status.
Eastern District (St.
- Hon. Nannette A. Baker, Chief Judge
- Hon. Clifford H. Ahrens
- Hon. Patricia L. Cohen
- Hon. Kathianne Knaup Crane
- Hon. Robert G. Dowd, Jr.
- Hon. George W. Draper III
- Hon. Mary Kathryn Hoff
- Hon. Lawrence E. Mooney
- Hon. Glenn A. Norton
- Hon. Kurt S. Odenwald
- Hon. Roy L. Richter
- Hon. Kenneth M. Romines
- Hon. Booker T. Shaw
- Hon. Sherri B. Sullivan
Western District (Kansas
- Hon. Thomas H. Newton, Chief Judge
- Hon. Alok Ahuja
- Hon. Joseph P. Dandurand
- Hon. Joseph M. Ellis
- Hon. Lisa White Hardwick
- Hon. Ron R. Holliger
- Hon. Victor C. Howard
- Hon. Harold L. Lowenstein
- Hon. James M. Smart, Jr.
- Hon. Paul M. Spinden
- Hon. James E. Welsh
- Hon. Gary W. Lynch, Chief Judge
- Hon. John E. Parrish
- Hon. Robert S. Barney
- Hon. Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer
- Hon. Jeffrey W. Bates
- Hon. Daniel E. Scott
- Hon. Don E. Burrell, Jr.