Meet Your Judges

The Judges of the Eastern Appellate District


Judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, are appointed under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan. The judges sit in three-member divisions that rotate on an annual basis. Judges must be at least 30 years old, residents of their district, United States citizens for at least 15 years and Missouri voters for nine years before their selection. All Court of Appeals judges serve 12-year terms. A chief judge is elected by the judges in the district and serves for one year.


The judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, are:

Image of Judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District


  • Chief Judge James M. Dowd 
  • Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr.
  • Judge Mary Kathryn Hoff
  • Judge Lawrence E. Mooney
  • Judge Sherri B. Sullivan
  • Judge Roy L. Richter
  • Judge Kurt S. Odenwald
  • Judge Gary M. Gaertner, Jr.
  • Judge Robert M. Clayton III
  • Judge Angela Turner Quigless
  • Judge Lisa Van Amburg
  • Judge Philip M. Hess
  • Judge Lisa Page
  • Judge Colleen Dolan