Governor Parson announces three judicial appointments
January 27, 2023 - Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 21st, 23rd, and 31st Judicial Circuits.
The Honorable Nicole S. Zellweger, of Ladue, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit.
Judge Zellweger currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit. She holds Bachelors of Arts in sociology and religion, political science, and criminal justice from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts from Yale Divinity School, and a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Renee Hardin-Tammons to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
The Honorable Shannon R. Dougherty, of Dittmer, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit.
Judge Dougherty currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Troy Cardona.
Daniel R. Wichmer, of Springfield, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Wichmer currently serves as the Executive Director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Truman State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Jason R. Brown.
Associated Industries of Missouri congratulates these judicial candidates on their appointments.