Judge Theresa Counts Burke was appointed as a circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit in 2017. She was previously an associate circuit judge and a municipal judge in the City of St. Louis. Over the course of her career, Judge Burke has received a variety of judicial assignments, most recently in family court. She received a B.A. in political science from Southern Illinois University a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Judge Burke is chair of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Access to Family Courts and serves on both the Missouri Supreme Court Civic Education Committee and the Missouri Commission on Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. She is a member of the American Bar Association and chair of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Weighted Workload Committee. Judge Burke also co-created a training program for clerks.
Judge Burke is a frequent guest speaker before numerous civic organizations and professional organizations and participates in Read Across America.