Judge Lynne R. Perkins was appointed associate circuit judge in October 2017. He attended Community College of the Air Force and earned an associate degree in aviation maintenance technology.
Following 20 years of military service, he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in paralegal studies and business management from Wesley College before going on to earn his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
After law school, Judge Perkins served as a Missouri assistant public defender in the St. Louis City Trial Office until 2008 and practiced law privately until 2017. Judge Perkins is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, the Mound City Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.