Calvin R. Holden Circuit Judge


95% of the Committee voted Judge Holden substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.

19 Committee members voted “MEETS”
1 Committee members voted “DOES NOT MEET”


Circuit Judge

Evaluation Year



Judge Calvin R. Holden was appointed circuit judge in 1996. In this role, his judicial assignments have included circuit felony criminal cases and juvenile judge on termination of parental rights matters. He was previously an attorney in private practice. Judge Holden received a B.S. in political science from Missouri State University and a J.D. from Drake University.

Judge Holden is a member of The Missouri Bar, the National Transportation and Safety Highway Administration, the National DWI Committee and the Missouri Drug Court Commission. He has been faculty for the National Judicial College and a presenter for the Missouri Judicial Education Conference. Judge Holden is active with KSMU, Ozark Food Harvest and Venues Church. He is also a Birch Tree Senior Citizen Volunteer.