Judge Michael W. Noble was appointed a Circuit Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit on March 13, 2013. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1988 and received his JD from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 2004. He previously served as the Drug Court Commissioner from 2007 to 2013. He also worked as a patent lawyer and an assistant public defender. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Patent Bar, Mount City Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis, and the Lawyers Association of Saint Louis. He is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee in Treatment Courts, and a board member and past president of the Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals.
The survey of lawyers who practiced before Judge Noble returned overwhelmingly favorable responses, with no ratings less than a 4 on a 5-point scale; likewise, surveys returned by jurors who had served in Judge Noble’s court were also overwhelmingly favorable with the lowest favorable return on one question of 97.4 percent and 7 out of the 10 questions being 100 percent favorable.
A review by the Committee of written opinions submitted by Judge Noble found that they were written in a knowledgeable and workman-like manner and were well found and based in law and fact, in view of the type of cases in which were decided by him. A survey of selected court personal who were chosen by Judge Noble to submit surveys were also favorable with the only unfavorable comment being that “he tried to do too much”. One member of the committee, by chance, severed as a prospective juror in Judge Noble’s court and found that the survey responses were well founded based on the manner in which he was observed to conduct his Court.