Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Kevin Walden, of Carrollton, as Circuit Judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit, which covers Carroll and Ray Counties. He will replace the Honorable David Miller, who retired earlier this month.
Judge Kevin Walden has been an Associate Circuit Court Judge for Carroll County since 2005 where he has presided over more than a thousand cases. Before serving on the bench, Judge Walden was the prosecuting attorney for Carroll County and a private practitioner.
Judge Walden received his undergraduate degree from Truman State University and his law degree with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is the President of the Carroll County Bar Association and a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton.
“Kevin Walden’s breadth of experience and familiarity with the circuit make him well-qualified to serve as a circuit judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit,” said Governor Greitens. “He will serve with distinction and respect, and I am proud to appoint him.”