Hon. Patricia Joyce

Joyce, PatriciaBorn September 6, 1955, in Cape Girardeau. Educated at Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., law enforcement, summa cum laude, 1976; St. Louis University, J.D. cum laude, 1979. 

Married to Dan Joyce. They have five children.

Staff attorney, Mid-Missouri Legal Services, 1980–1983; assistant prosecuting attorney, Cole County, 1983–1994. 

Member: St. Joseph Cathedral; Chief Justice Advisory Council; State Judicial Records Committee; Circuit Court Budget Committee; and Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals. 

Elected associate circuit judge 1994 and 1998. Elected circuit judge in 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014.