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 associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County created by the appointment of Judge Nicole S. Zellweger to circuit judge. Those nominated by the commission are:
Jason A. Denney – Denney graduated in 2001 from Tulane University and in 2004 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Denney is an assistant prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County.
Chastidy R. Dillon-Amelung – Dillon-Amelung graduated in 1997 from Stephens College and in 2002 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Dillon-Amelung is an attorney in private practice and a traffic court commissioner in St. Louis County.
Natalie P. Warner – Warner graduated in 1998 from Bellarmine University and in 2004 from Washington University School of Law. Warner is an assistant attorney general for the state of Missouri.
The commission received 18 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: Denney received five votes, Dillon-Amelung received three votes, and Warner 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.