John R. Essner 21st Judicial Circuit (St. Louis County)


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

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


Associate Circuit Judge

Evaluation Year



Judge Essner was appointed associate circuit judge in July 1999.

For more than 20 years, Judge Essner was an attorney for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and was responsible for direction of the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

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