Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed John D. (Jack) Warner Jr. as a new Circuit Judge for the 21st Circuit, which encompasses all of St. Louis County. He will fill the vacancy created when the Honorable John Ross was appointed to the federal bench.
Warner has been an attorney in private practice in the St. Louis area for 30 years and, for the past 12 years, has been a partner in the Clayton law firm he started, Gault & Warner LLC. In his practice, he has tried more than 100 jury trials and has argued before the state and federal appellate courts. Warner is a 1982 graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
"I am pleased to name Jack Warner as the newest Circuit Judge for St. Louis County," Gov. Nixon said. "He has 30 years of experience in practicing before this court, and that wealth of experience will enable him to capably serve the people of St. Louis County from the bench."
Warner is active in the Mentor St. Louis program, and also served as a volunteer judge for the Ferguson/Florissant School District in its STAR (Students Toward Academic Responsibility) Court Program. He is active in his parish, St. Mary Magdalen, and was president of its school board for two terms.
Warner was one of three applicants submitted to the Governor for consideration by the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.