Mary K. Hoff

Dates of judicial service:

  • Appointed in May 1989 as Circuit Judge; 22nd Judicial Circuit; retained in 1990.
  • Appointed in December 1995 to the Missouri Court of Appeals – Eastern District; retained in 1998 and 2010.


  • Bachelor of Science Education (Honors Scholar), University of Missouri–Columbia (1974).
  • Juris Doctor, St. Louis University (1978)

Prior Employment:

  • Corporate Regional Counsel, Nationwide 1978
  • Assistant Public Defender, City of St. Louis, 1978-1982
  • Private practice of law, 1982-1989

Professional memberships and activities:

  • Member, Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis - Past President 1986-1987
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Member, Dean’s Council, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Member St. Louis Forum

Supreme Court Committees:

  • Member, Appellate Education Committee
  • Member, Family Court Committee
  • Former member, State Automation Committee
  • Former member, State Records Committee
  • Past Chairperson, Judicial Resources Commission