ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-Second Judicial Commission announced the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Jay Nixon to fill the circuit judge vacancy on the St. Louis city circuit court created by the retirement of Judge John Garvey.
Those nominated by the commission are:
Calea Stovall-Reid – Judge Stovall-Reid graduated from Howard University in 1982 and from Washington University School of Law in 1990. She is currently an associate circuit judge in the city of St. Louis.
Michael W. Noble – Judge Noble graduated from the United States Military Academy-West Point in 1988 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 2004. He is currently an associate circuit judge in the city of St. Louis.
Theresa Counts Burke – Judge Burke graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1985 and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1987. She is currently an associate circuit judge in the city of St. Louis.
The commission conducted two days of public hearings and interviewed 26 applicants. The commission believes that these candidates, chosen from a field of extremely qualified individuals, possess those qualities essential to the fair and efficient administration of justice. The commission is confident that all of these individuals are capable of serving well and honorably if selected by the governor. Pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 10.29, the commission reports the final votes received by each nominee were: Stovall-Reid received five votes, Noble received four votes, and Burke received three votes.
The members of the Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Commission are: Judge Lisa S. Van Amburg, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Steven L. Groves, Rita Burlison, Tiffany Franklin and Thomas K. Neill.
Contact: Laura Roy, clerk
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
Note: The governor on November 17 appointed Associate Circuit Judge Michael W. Noble to fill this vacancy.