Gov. Jay Nixon appointed James M. Dowd to serve as a judge for the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals last week. Dowd, an attorney who has practiced law in St. Louis for more than 20 years, will fill the vacancy on the appellate court created by the retirement of Judge Glenn A. Norton.

“Jim Dowd is a highly respected attorney with more than two decades of experience in the courtroom,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am pleased to make this appointment so he can put his legal experience and expertise to use on behalf of the people of Missouri from the appellate bench.”

For more information, read the press release here.