This summer, the judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, elected Hon. Gary D. Witt, ’90, as chief judge, and the Eastern District judges elected Hon. Michael E. Gardner, ’10, to serve as chief judge. Both began their terms July 1. The Hon. Jack Goodman, ’98, began his term as chief judge for the Southern District on June 16.
With these elections, and with Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Hon. Paul Wilson, ’92, being a Mizzou Law graduate, a Mizzou Law alumnus is chief judge in every appellate court in Missouri.