Judge Sutton was appointed to the circuit court of Clay County (7th Judicial Circuit) in January 2003. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in communication studies and then from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with a juris doctor degree.
Attorneys who responded to survey questions rated Judge Sutton as meeting or exceeding their expectations in all categories.
The committee also reviewed one written order of Judge Sutton and found it to be well reasoned, supported by law, clear and understandable.