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.  


Education:

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


Prior 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
  • Program Director, KLFJ radio station 1984 to 1988


Professional memberships and activities:

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Judiciary’s Legislative Steering Committee
  • Trial Court Education Committee


Civic and charitable activities:

  • Cabinet member, Greene County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
  • Board Member, Grace Classical Academy
  • 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 in December 1960 in Springfield, Missouri
  • Married Denise Campfield on May 28, 1983. They have one son, Brooks, and one daughter, Claire.