Dates of judicial service:Appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in May, 2010. Education:Southwest Missouri State University (1974), Bachelor of Science - cum laudeUniversity of Missouri at Columbia, School of Law (1977), Juris Doctor Prior Employment:Associate Attorney - Law Offices of Miller, Fairman, Sanford & Carr, Springfield, Missouri (1977-1982)Partner - Miller & Sanford, Springfield, Missouri (1982-1989)Partner - Placzek & Francis, Springfield, Missouri (1989-2010) Professional memberships and activities:The Missouri Bar, Member (1977 to present)Past Committee Membership:-Vice Chairman, Insurance Law Committee (1979-1988)-Workers' Compensation Committee (1981-2010)*Chairman - 1988-2000*Vice Chairman - 1992-1997- Legislative Review subcommittee - 2003-2005Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association-President - 1987-Past Member, board of directors - 1985-1986-Library Committee - 1984-Charter & Bylaws Committee - 1986-Workers' Compensation Committee, Chairman - 1991-Member of Medical/Legal Workers' Compensation Committee - 1990-1996-Bench/Bar Committee - 2007-2010 Community, Civic and Charitable Activities:First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, Member since 1982-Ordained Deacon-Ordained Elder-Former TrusteeFounders Club, member, Missouri State UniversityAmerican Cancer Society Additional Information:Born in Springfield, MissouriMarried to Beverly A. Francis. They have three children.
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