Margaret E. Palmietto Associate Circuit Judge


Substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.

Position: Associate circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit

Evaluation year: 2022


Hon. Margaret Palmietto was appointed associate circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit in 2015. Palmietto’s judicial assignments include misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, civil cases, and family law.

Palmietto was administrative law judge and chief administrative law judge for the Missouri Department of Labor from 1994-2015, assistant prosecuting attorney for Greene County from 1990-1994, and associate attorney for Schroff, Glass and Newberry from 1998-1989. Palmietto graduated from the University of Missouri and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1988.

Palmietto is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, and Southern Missouri Women Lawyers.