22nd circuit commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Frawley circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis city

10 January 2017
ST. LOUIS – Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Commission releases the following information relating to applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Frawley: 32 applicants, 18 women, 14 men, eight minority, 24 non-minorities, 20 presently employed in the private sector and 12 presently employed in the public sector. The applicants' mean age is 47.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 32 applicants:


Deborah M. Bird

Matthew J. Devoti 

Annette Llewellyn

Michael A. Brockland

Katherine M. Fowler

Joan K. Miller

David A. Bruns

Bridget L. Halquist

Scott A. Millikan

Theresa Counts Burke

Richard A. Harper

Deborah L. Price

Mary Pat Benninger Carl

Heather J. Hays

David A. Roither

Francisco J. Carretero

Craig K. Higgins

Jason M. Sengheiser

Thom C. Clark II

Heather Highland

Ian C. Simmons

Nicole Colbert-Botchway

Teneil L. Kellerman

Calea F. Stovall-Ried

Michael J. Colona

Jessica W. Kennedy

Jolene A. Taaffe

Madeline O. Connolly

James J. Leightner

Lisl E. Williams

Katharyn B. Davis

Levell D. Littleton



The commission will meet beginning at 9 a.m. January 30 and January 31, 2017 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, located at 815 Olive, 3rd floor, St. Louis, Missouri, to conduct public interviews to select three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration. The public is invited to attend and observe the interviews.

The members of the Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Commission are: Philip M. Hess, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Bryan J. Sanger, Rita Burlison, Andre' Harris and Thomas Neill.
Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300