John M. Torrence 16th Circuit Court (Jackson County)


Judge Torrence substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.


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Judge John M. Torrence was appointed to the bench in August 2001 as a circuit judge. He served as presiding judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court in 2017 and 2018.

Judge Torrence earned his bachelor’s degree in history cum laude at Saint Louis University and his Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Judicial Conference and a board member for CASA of Jackson County.