Judge Margaret Donnelly was appointed to the 21st Circuit Court in 2016. She was previously a family court commissioner and served as director of the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services and as a Missouri State Representative. Her judicial assignments include family court, domestic and juvenile matters, and she is administrative judge for the family court, as well as on the circuit court’s strategic planning and budget committees. Judge Donnelly earned her B.S.S.W. and J.D. from Saint Louis University.
Judge Donnelly is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Women Lawyers Association, the Mound City Bar Association and the Missouri Trial Judges Council of the American Bar Association. She is board member of the Domestic and Family Violence Council of Saint Louis County and on the advisory board for Kids in the Middle.