Judge Ellen H. Ribaudo was appointed as a circuit judge in November 2015. She previously served as associate circuit judge. Judge Ribaudo earned her B.A. from the University of Dayton and J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ribaudo had extensive experience in criminal law, having practiced with the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office and in private practice. Judge Ribaudo is a member of The Missouri Bar, the St. Louis County Bar Association, The Inns of Court and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Judge Ribaudo is a board member at People with Purpose; a mentor for Join Hands East St. Louis; a volunteer group mentor through Concordance Academy; and participates in programs through Griffin Center in East St. Louis. Judge Ribaudo presents CLE and during new judge school. She is an adjunct professor at the St. Louis University School of Law.