Judge Barbara Peebles was appointed to the 22nd Judicial Circuit in 2000. In this role, her judicial assignments include minor civil matters and preliminary hearings and misdemeanors. Judge Peebles was previously a drug court commissioner. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in political science and French and obtained a J.D. from The American University.
Judge Peebles is a member of the Mound City Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the National Association of Women Judges. She is active in Walk in Truth Ministries, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha.