Judge Joseph P. Whyte was appointed circuit judge in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a B.S. in business administration and obtained his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Judge Whyte served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Missouri for two years and spent almost 26 years in private practice. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, and during his time as circuit judge has presided over 17 felony jury trials and two civil jury trials.