Judge Charles H. McKenzie was appointed circuit judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit in July 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Cardinal Newman College. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Judge McKenzie is a former Jackson County assistant prosecuting attorney and was a member of the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. He is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bar associations, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Circuit Judges Association.
Judge McKenzie is a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, where he is a member of the Men of STM, St. Thomas More. He volunteers as a basketball coach and with the St. James Soup Kitchen.