Appellate Judicial Commission announces demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Norton vacancy in eastern district

27 March 2015

Commission announces demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Norton vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Appellate Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, created by the February 2015 retirement of Judge Glenn A. Norton.

There are 16 applicants for the vacancy. Three are women, and two are minority applicants. Five are from outside the St. Louis metropolitan area. Six applicants work in the public sector, nine work in the private sector and one works in both. Of those in the private sector, four work in solo or small-firm practices. Of those in the public sector, six are trial court judges. The applicants’ mean age is 53.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 16 applicants:

James M. Dowd
Joel D. Ferber
Gretchen Garrison
Richard A. Gartner
Douglas D. Gaston
Michael T. Jamison
Patrick L. King
Benjamin L. Lipman
Henry F. Luepke III
Shawn R. McCarver
Lisa Page
Rachel L. (Bringer) Shepherd
Erwin O. Switzer
David Lee Vincent III
Stanley J. Wallach
Carl M. Ward

The commission will conduct interviews from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 815 Olive Street in St. Louis. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The commission will meet beginning at approximately 3 p.m. April 9 in the same location to select the three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.

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Contact: Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel
Supreme Court of Missouri
(573) 751-3676