25 March 2016
21st circuit commission announces demographic, interviewee and meeting information for Prebil circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County


St. Louis, MO  – Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission releases the following information relating to applicants for the circuit court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas J. Prebil: 42 applicants, 21 women, 21 men, five minority, 37 non-minorities, 23 presently employed in the private sector and 19 presently employed in the public sector. The applicants' mean age is 51.


The commission announces it will not re-interview the 27 applicants who interviewed for the Judge Watkins vacancy on February 22, 2016. Pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission will interview the remaining applicants:


John N. Borbonus III

Sreenivasa R. Dandamudi

Dennis M. Devereux

Margaret T. Donnelly

Judy P. Draper

Joseph S. Dueker

Bruce F. Hilton

Dale W. Hood

Brian H. May

Mary E. Ott

Thomas J. Plunkert

Mary B. Schroeder

Robert E. Tucker

Nicole S. Zellweger

B. Joyce Kelley


The commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. April 4, 2016, at the St. Louis County Council Chambers Conference Room, located at 41 South Central. 1st floor, Clayton, Missouri, to conduct public interviews and to select – from the entire applicant pool of 42 – three nominees for the governor’s consideration. The public is invited to attend and observe the interviews.


The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Lisa Van Amburg, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Matthew J. Rossiter; Rev. Anthony Witherspoon; Jeffrey D. Sigmund and Christy Bertelson.




Contact: Laura Thielmeier Roy
Clerk of Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300