06 Judge Roy L. Richter

Judge Roy L. Richter

Judge Roy L. Richter

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District


Dates of judicial service:

  • Associate Circuit Judge, Montgomery County, 1979 to January 6, 2006
  • Juvenile Division Judge 1990 to January 6, 2006
  • Appointed to Court of Appeals January 6, 2006.  Retained in 2008.  Current term expires 2020.



  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri - Columbia


Prior employment:

  • Served from 1977 through 1978 as the elected prosecuting attorney in Montgomery County


Professional memberships and activities:

  • Past president, Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges
  • Past president, Missouri Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 
  • Member, Missouri Bar Judicial Article Review Commission
  • Member, Missouri Supreme Court Committees:
    • Circuit Court Budget Committee
    • Judge Transfer Committee
    • Fine Collection Center Committee
    • Municipal Judge Education Committee


Civic and charitable activities:

  • Past President, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery City 


Awards and honors:

  • Chief Justice's Award, 2002


Additional information:

  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri