Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Jerry A. Harmison, Jr., of Springfield, as Associate Circuit Court Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit, which covers Greene County. The position became vacant through the retirement of the Honorable Dan Imhof.
Jerry Harmison has spent the majority of his legal career in private practice at his law firm, Harmison & Pearman, P.C., defending employers. In addition to his law practice, Harmison owns a small business and is the current President of Care to Learn, a not-for-profit organization in Springfield. Harmison received his law degree from Drake University in Iowa and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Missouri.
Outside of his law practice, Harmison has devoted significant time to the Springfield community. He has served as President of the Board of Education for the Springfield Public Schools, the Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and the President of the Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield. He is also a licensed pilot. In 2016, the Springfield Business Journal selected him for the “Men of Year” award.
“Jerry Harmison will be an excellent addition to Greene County’s associate circuit court,” said Governor Greitens. “Jerry has had a successful career in private practice, only rivaled by his extensive community involvement in Springfield. I am confident he will fulfill his new role as judge well.”