Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer Missouri Court of Appeals - Southern District


The Appellate Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee recommends that Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer BE RETAINED.

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Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2001.  She has served as chief judge and presiding judge for the Southern District. Prior to her appointment, Judge Rahmeyer served as a provisional municipal judge.

She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. She has served as chair for the Appellate Practice Committee, and served as commissioner for the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline.

Judge Rahmeyer received the Judicial Excellence Award in 2010.  She received the award for Best Appeals Judge in the “Missouri’s Best” readers’ poll conducted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. She received the Women’s Justice Award in 2010.


Attorneys who responded to survey questions rated Judge Rahmeyer on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 representing “Strongly Disagree” and 5 representing “Strongly Agree.” She received her highest marks in attentiveness to parties in oral arguments. Responders described Judge Rahmeyer as thoughtful, respectful, and engaged when hearing cases.

The committee also reviewed Judge Rahmeyer’s written opinions. Those opinions are well-reasoned and follow Missouri law.