Gary W. Lynch Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District


Judge Lynch substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.


Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District

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Judge Gary W. Lynch first started serving on the Missouri Court of Appeals – Southern District in 2006. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University, cum laude, and from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Judge Lynch has been the director of the National Center for State Courts since 2014 and is currently active on the NCSC audit, finance and executive committees. He is a member and former president of the Council of Chief Judges of State Courts of Appeals. In addition, he is chair of the Missouri Court Automation Committee and a member of The Missouri Bar.

The Missouri Bar recognized Judge Lynch with a President’s Award in 2008 and he has also been awarded the Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice’s Excellence in Technical Advancements Award in 2017 and Judicial Excellence Award – Appellate Judge in 2014.