Jefferson City Today, Governor Parson appointed Judge Robin Ransom to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Judge Ransom will succeed Judge Lisa S. Van Amburg, who retired in August.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Judge Ransom earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from Douglass Residential College – Rutgers University in 1988. Judge Ransom graduated Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 1991.
After graduating from law school, Judge Ransom worked for the St. Louis County Public Defender’s Office, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the St. Louis County Family Court-Juvenile Division before being appointed Family Court Commissioner for the St. Louis County Family Court in 2002. Judge Ransom was appointed to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in 2008. In 2018, Judge Ransom was elected the first female African-American as the presiding judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit.
Judge Ransom is a member of the Missouri State Foster Care and Adoption Board, and the Juvenile Officer Performance Standards Work Group. She also serves as a mentor for The Literacy Project.