Hon. William W. Francis, Jr.

Francis, WilliamDates of judicial service:
Appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in May, 2010.

Education:
Southwest Missouri State University (1974), Bachelor of Science - cum laude
University 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 - 2003-2005

Springfield 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 Trustee

Founders Club, member, Missouri State University

American Cancer Society

Additional Information:
Born in Springfield, Missouri
Married to Beverly A. Francis. They have three children.