Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Matthew (“Matt”) P. Hamner, of Osage Beach, as Circuit Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit, which covers Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan Counties. He will replace the Honorable Stanley Moore, who retired last month.
Judge Matt Hamner has been an Associate Circuit Court Judge for Camden County since 2015. Before his election to the bench, Judge Hamner worked in private practice for 12 years. Judge Hamner began his career as a law clerk to Honorable William Ray Price, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Missouri.
Judge Hamner received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a law degree with honors from the University of Missouri. He is the President of the 26th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and a Board member for the Camdenton Rotary Club and the Camdenton Education Foundation. He and his family are members of the Harper Chapel United Methodist Church.
“I am proud to appoint Judge Matt Hamner to the circuit bench for the 26th Judicial Circuit,” said Governor Greitens. “Judge Hamner is a proven leader both on and off the bench, and his experience and devotion in the courtroom and the community make him uniquely qualified to serve as circuit judge.”