Mary R. Russell Supreme Court of Missouri


100% of the Committee voted Judge Russell substantially MEETS overall judicial performance standards.

20 Committee members voted “MEETS”
0 Committee members voted “DOES NOT MEET”


Supreme Court of Missouri

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Judge Mary R. Russell was appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri in 2004. She served as chief justice from July 2013-June 2015 and was previously on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Judge Russell earned a B.A. and B.S. from Truman State University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Judge Russell is active in the Conference of Chief Justices, the National Association of Women Judges, the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Judge Russell is a member of Rotary, the Truman State University President’s Advisory Council and Grace Episcopal Church. She serves as a volunteer judge at Lewis and Clark Middle School’s truancy court.