Matthew H. Hearne was appointed associate circuit judge in September 2019. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. Judge Hearne earned his law degree from The University of Toledo in 1992.
Judge Hearne worked for the Missouri State Public Defender’s office for several years and then spent 25 years in private practice. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the Federalist Society.