21st circuit commission announces nominees for Goldman circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County

3 November 2016

21st circuit commission announces nominees for Goldman circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission announced the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Jay Nixon to fill the circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County created by the retirement of Judge Steven H. Goldman. Those nominated by the commission are:

John N. Borbonus III – Borbonus graduated from George Mason University in 1988 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1994. He is currently an associate circuit judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit.

Mary E. Ott – Ott graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1982 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1985. She is currently an associate circuit judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit.

Stanley J. Wallach – Wallach graduated from Duke University in 1987 and University of Chicago in 1992. He is currently an attorney at the Wallach Law Firm.

The commission conducted one day of public hearings and interviewed 37 applicants. The commission believes that these candidates, chosen from a field of extremely qualified individuals, possess those qualities essential to the fair and efficient administration of justice. The commission is confident that all of these individuals are capable of serving well and honorably if selected by the governor. Pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 10.29, the commission reports the final votes received by each nominee were: Borbonus received five votes, Ott received five votes and Wallach received five votes. 

The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Judge Philip M. Hess, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Matthew J. Rossiter, Rev. Anthony Witherspoon, Christy Bertelson and Jeffrey D. Sigmund.
 
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Note: The governor on November 10 appointed Stanley Wallach to fill this vacancy.

Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300