Judge Thomas E. Mountjoy was appointed to Division 4 of the 31st Judicial Circuit in 1996. In this role, his judicial assignments have included felony criminal matters. Judge Mountjoy served as presiding judge for the circuit from 2010-2017 and on the Missouri Supreme Court by special appointment of the chief justice. He received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Central Missouri State University and a J.D. with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Judge Mountjoy was previously the prosecuting attorney for Greene County.
Judge Mountjoy is co-chair of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission to Combat Human Trafficking and a faculty member of the Missouri Trial Judges’ College and New Judge Orientation. He is past chairman of the Presiding Judges’ Executive Committee and served on the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors. He was the co-founder of the Child Advocacy Center of Southwest Missouri, and he serves as a founding board member of Community Alternative Service Program (CASP). Judge Mountjoy is an advisory board member for Lost and Found (Children’s Grief Recovery) and a member of Glendale Christian Church.