22nd circuit commission announces nominees for Clark associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis


10 May 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 associate circuit judge vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Thom C. Clark II to the circuit court in the city of St. Louis. Those nominated by the commission are:

Michael J. Colona – Colona graduated from Truman State University in 1991 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1994. He is currently an attorney at Colona & Gentle LLC.

Joan K. Miller – Miller graduated from Smith College in 1980 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1995. She is currently an attorney at Joan K. Miller LLC and a municipal judge in the city of St. Louis. 

Scott A. Millikan – Millikan graduated from Webster University in 1998 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2003. He is currently the court administrator for the city of St. Louis.

The commission conducted one day of public hearings and interviewed 26 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: Colona received four votes, Miller received five votes and Millikan 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.

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Note: The governor on July 6, 2017, appointed Scott Millikan to fill this vacancy.

Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-5300