Judge Don E. Burrell

Judge Don E. Burrell (Jr.)
Judge Don E. Burrell Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District

Dates of judicial service:

  • Appointed to the Court of Appeals on January 13, 2008. Retained in 2010.          
  • Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Elected Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County) in November, 1998. Re-elected to that position in 2000 and 2006.  


  • Bachelor of Science, 1983, (Southwest) Missouri State University
  • Juris Doctor, 1991, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Prior legal employment:

  • Solo law practice in Springfield from 1993 to 1998
  • Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil in 1993
  • Associate at Morrison & Hecker law firm in Kansas City from 1991 to 1993

Professional memberships and activities:

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA) board member
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Judiciary’s Legislative Committee
  • National Courts and Science Institute

Civic and charitable activities:

  • Cabinet member, Greene County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
  • Victory Trade School Community Advisory Board
  • Teen Court
  • Kids’ Court

Awards and honors:

  • Law Review
  • Order of the Bench and Robe
  • 2006 SMBA President’s Award
  • 2007 SMBA Judicial Excellence Award

Additional information:

  • Born 1960 in Springfield, Missouri
  • Married Denise Campfield on May 28, 1983. They have one son, Brooks, and one daughter, Claire.