Judge Kenneth R. Garrett III was appointed as circuit judge in 2013. He was an associate circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit from 2010 to 2013. Previously, he had served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and an assistant attorney general.
Judge Garrett received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and his Juris Doctor from the same institution. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from UMKC.
Judge Garrett is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Kansas Bar Association, the Jackson County Bar Association, the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Associate and Probate Judges.
In addition, Judge Garrett serves on the following committees: Civil Justice Reform; Commission on Racial and Ethic Fairness; Criminal Records and Justice Information Advisory Committee; Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee; Missouri Court Automation Committee; and the State Judicial Records Committee.