28 February 2023
ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission announces the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Michael L. Parson to fill the circuit judge vacancy in the 21st Judicial Circuit (St. Louis County) created by the resignation of Judge William M. Corrigan Jr. Those nominated by the commission are:
Ellen W. Dunne – Dunne graduated in 1983 from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in 1990 from Saint Louis University School of Law. She is an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County.
John R. Lasater – Lasater graduated in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin and in 1991 from Washington University School of Law. He is an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County.
Jeffrey P. Medler – Medler graduated in 1991 from Boston College and in 1994 from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County.
The commission received 19 applications and interviewed all applicants during two days of public interviews on February 27 and 28, 2023. Pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 10.29, the commission reports the final votes received by each nominee were: Dunne received five votes, Lasater received five votes, and Medler received five votes.
The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Michael E. Gardner, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, and chairperson of the commission; William P. Grant; Al Koller III; Matt Reh, secretary of the commission; and Kelly Wittenbrink.