Judge Whittington was sworn in as circuit judge Jan. 19, 2002.
Judge Whittington received her B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Judge Whittington was appointed associate circuit judge in 1992. She was retained in 1994 and 1998 and served in that position until she was sworn in as circuit judge. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Whittington engaged in the private practice of law from 1987 to 1992. She served as assistant county counselor for St. Louis County from 1980 to 1987.
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