Roy Richter

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Roy Richter
Court Information:
Missouri Court of Appeals
Title:   Judge
Position:   Eastern District
Salary:  $135,000
Active:   2006-2020
Past position:   Associate circuit judge, Montgomery County Juvenile Division
Past term:   1990-2006
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Drury College
Law School:   University of Missouri at Columbia

Roy Richter is a judge serving on the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals. He was appointed to this position on January 6, 2006. He was retained in 2008 to a term ending in 2020.[1]

On March 9, 2015, the Missouri Supreme Court moved Richter to the St. Louis County circuit court to preside over all of the City of Ferguson's current and future municipal court cases. He replaced former Judge Ronald Brockmeyer who resigned in the wake of the Justice Department's investigation into the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown. The order also authorized Richter to implement the changes needed to reform court policies and procedures and to "restore the integrity of the system." The order remains in effect until a further order by the court.[2][3]


Richter received his undergraduate degree from Drury College and his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia.[1]


From 1977 through 1978, Richter served as a prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County. He then became an associate circuit judge for Montgomery County. From 1990 to 2006, he presided in the Juvenile Division of the court. He held this position until his appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2006.[1]

Awards and associations


  • 2002: Chief Justice's Award


  • Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges (past president)
  • Missouri Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (past president)
  • Missouri Bar Judicial Article Review Commission
  • Missouri Supreme Court Committees
  • Kiwanis Club of Montgomery City (past president)

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