Judge Glenn A. Norton

Judge Glenn A. Norton

Judge Glenn A. Norton

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District


Dates of judicial service:

  • Elected in 1994 and 1998 as associate circuit judge in Ralls County
  • Appointed in May 2002 to the Court of Appeals; retained at the November 2004 general election for a 12-year term expiring December 31, 2016



  • Bachelor of Arts (major – English), Westminster College
  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Columbia


Prior Employment:

  • Private practice of law, New London, Missouri
  • Assistant prosecuting attorney, Ralls County, Missouri
  • Chief legal counsel to Governor Bob Holden, 2001 through 2002


Professional memberships and activities:

  • Member, Legislative Steering Committee
  • Adjunct faculty, Webster University
  • Former member, Supreme Court Coordinating Commission
  • Former member, Judicial Branch Executive Council
  • Former member, Editorial Board – Bench Book for Missouri Judges
  • Former member, Supreme Court Judicial Education Committee
  • Past President, Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges
  • Instructor, various topics at Judicial College
  • Faculty, the National Judicial College
  • Published in The Missouri Trial Attorney: “Persuading is Teaching: Good Teachers Know Their Students!”
  • Board of directors, Missouri Municipal and Associate Judges Association


Civic and charitable activities:

  • Member, Disproportionate Minority Confinement Governing Board
  • Member, Missouri Statewide Legal Services Commission for Low Income Missourians  
Awards and honors:
  • Missouri Bar President's Award, 2001
  • National Judicial College Distinguished Faculty Award


Additional Information:

  • Born in Macon, Missouri
  • Raised southeast of Anabel, Missouri
  • Married to Colleen Dolan with four children