Judge James “Ron” Carrier was appointed associate circuit judge in November 2013. He earned a B.A. in political science from Drury University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
He was previously Greene County prosecuting attorney, as well as assistant attorney general and Southwest regional chief counsel in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.
Judge Carrier is a member of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.