Judge Angela Turner Quigless was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her law degree from Saint Louis University.
Before her appointment to the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge Quigless served as an associate circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis) from 1995-2003, and then a circuit judge in the City of St. Louis (2003-2012). Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney, an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, and an Assistant City Counselor for the City of St. Louis.
Judge Quigless’s community involvement includes serving on the Advisory Board of Sherwood Forest Camp and as a board member of the St. Louis Regional Advisory Council of the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Her activities in the legal community include membership in the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the National Association of Women Judges, and the American Bar Association.
On The Missouri Bar’s 2014 Appellate Court Evaluation Survey, attorneys who responded to survey questions rated Judge Quigless on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing “Strongly Disagree” and 5 representing “Strongly Agree.”
Judge Quigless received her highest scores for: being punctual for proceedings (4.02); writing opinions that are appropriate in tone and substance (3.62); being attentive to the differing opinions of colleagues during oral argument (3.55); writing opinions that follow an applicable standard of review (3.48); writing opinions that are concise (3.48); and writing opinions that adequately summarize the relevant facts (3.48).
The committee also reviewed opinions written by Judge Quigless. Those opinions appeared to be in accordance with constitutional and statutory law. They appeared to be consistent with precedent and statutes.