Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the appointment of Nicole Colbert-Botchway, of St. Louis, as Associate Circuit Judge for the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis. She will fill a vacancy created when the Honorable Christopher E. McGraugh was appointed as Circuit Judge.
Colbert-Botchway is currently an Administrative Hearing Commissioner for the State of Missouri. Previously, she was an assistant attorney general for the Missouri Attorney General's Office and served as the leader of the modification unit of the office’s financial services division. She also was an assistant circuit attorney for the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office.
Colbert-Botchway is a past president of the Mound City Bar Association and the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, and has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in the St. Louis area. She obtained both her undergraduate and law degrees from Saint Louis University, and her MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
“Nicole Colbert-Botchway has an outstanding record of public service, both inside and outside of the courtroom, and I am pleased to appoint her to serve on the bench for the City of St. Louis,” Gov. Nixon said.
Colbert-Botchway was one of three applicants submitted to Gov. Nixon for consideration by the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.