Hon. Donald E. Burrell, Jr.

Burrell, DonaldDates of judicial service:
• Appointed to the Court of Appeals on January 13, 2008. Retained in 2010.
• Term expires December 31, 2022
• Elected Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County) in November, 1998. Re-elected to that position in 2000 and 2006.

Education:
•Bachelor of Science, 1983, (Southwest) Missouri State University
•Juris Doctor, 1991, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Prior employment:
• Solo law practice in Springfield from 1993 to 1998 
• Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil in 1993
• Associate at Morrison & Hecker law firm in Kansas City from 1991 to 1993
• Program Director, KLFJ radio station 1984 to 1988

Professional memberships and activities:
• Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA)
• The Missouri Bar
• Judiciary’s Legislative Steering Committee
• Trial Court Education Committee

Civic and charitable activities: 

• Cabinet member, Greene County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
• Board Member, Grace Classical Academy
• Victory Trade School Community Advisory Board
• Teen Court
• Kids’ Court

Awards and honors:
• Law Review
• Order of the Bench and Robe
• 2006 SMBA President’s Award
• 2007 SMBA Judicial Excellence Award

Additional information: 
• Born in December 1960 in Springfield, Missouri
• Married Denise Campfield on May 28, 1983. They have one son, Brooks, and one daughter, Claire.