31 January 2017
ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Commission announced the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Eric Greitens to fill the circuit judge vacancy in the city of St. Louis created by the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Frawley.
Those nominated by the commission are:
Judge Theresa Counts Burke
– Judge Burke graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1985 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1988. She is currently an associate circuit judge in St. Louis city.
Judge Thomas C. Clark II
– Judge Clark graduated from University of Kansas in 1990 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1998. He is currently an associate circuit judge in St. Louis city.
Bridget L. Halquist
– Halquist graduated from Wilmington College in 1992 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1999. She is currently an attorney at Sher Corwin Winters LLC.
The commission conducted two days of public hearings and interviewed 31 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: Burke received five votes, Clark received five votes and Halquist received five votes.
The members of the Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Commission are: Judge Philip M. Hess, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Bryan J. Sanger, Thomas K. Neill, Rita Burlison, and Andre Harris.
Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District