Judge Margaret Palmietto was appointed to Division 22 of the 31st Circuit in 2015. In this role, her judicial assignments have included criminal hearings, as well as associate and circuit civil cases, landlord tenant matters, small claims cases and exparte order of protection review and hearings. She also approves decisions of the Family Court Commissioner in Family Court One. Judge Palmietto was previously an administrative law judge and chief administrative law judge in The Missouri Division of Workers Compensation Springfield Adjudication office. Judge Palmietto earned a B.A. from Missouri State University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri.
Judge Palmietto is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association. She is a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church and is involved with Kids Chance, the Springfield Ballet and Friends of the Springfield Greene County Library.