David M. Byrn 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County)


100% of the Committee voted Judge Byrn substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.

21 Committee members voted “MEETS”
0 Committee members voted “DOES NOT MEET”


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Judge Byrn was appointed in Sept. 2008 as judge of Division 3 of the Jackson County Circuit Court. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Byrn practiced law for 27 years with the law firm of Jeter Rains & Byrn, LC.

Judge Byrn received his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 1981. He received a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1978, graduating in only three years with dual majors.

Judge Byrn also completed mediation training prior to being appointed to the bench and was certified as a mediator of civil cases in Missouri. 

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