Judge Richard T. Standridge was appointed as an associate circuit judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit in 1993. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and earned a B.S. (cum laude) from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). He was in private practice with the firm of Copilevitz, Bryant, Gray & Jennings prior to his appointment to the bench. He has held public offices, including Kansas City PIAC and the Jackson County Human Relations Committee.
Judge Standridge is also a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and The Missouri Bar.