Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to host portrait ceremony for former judges Ahrens, Norton and Cohen

3 May 2017

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, will convene a special session of the Court en Banc to honor and unveil the portraits of former judges Clifford H. Ahrens, Glenn A. Norton and Patricia L. Cohen at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Old Post Office, 815 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri. Chief Judge Philip M. Hess will preside at the Court en Banc session, which the public is invited to attend.

Clifford H. Ahrens attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received his bachelor of science and juris doctorate degrees. In 1991, Governor John Ashcroft appointed him to the Missouri Court of Appeals, where he served as the court’s chief cudge from 1996 to 1997. He retired in 2015.

Glenn A. Norton graduated from Westminster College, and he obtained his law degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2002, Governor Bob Holden appointed Judge Norton to the Missouri Court of Appeals, where he served until his retirement in 2015. He was the court’s chief judge from 2005 to 2006. Norton currently practices law at Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch.  

Patricia L. Cohen received her bachelor of arts degree from University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Law. Governor Holden appointed Judge Cohen to the Missouri Court of Appeals in September 2003, and she served as chief judge from 2007 to 2008. Cohen retired from the court in 2016, when she was appointed magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.


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