St. Louis County Courts Division 39
Associate Circuit Judge
Floor: 2 South
Ellen W. Dunne
Ellen W. Dunne was appointed associate circuit judge in December, 2016, by Gov. Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983, and her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1990.
Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Dunne was engaged in the private practice of law, concentrating in general civil, commercial and employment litigation. She worked at the firm of Riezman & Blitz, P.C. from August 1985 to May 1998, and at the Padberg Law Firm and Lowenbaum Partnership from May 1998 to December 2000. From 2000 to 2017 she worked at Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C.
Judge Dunne is a member of the Catholic Church, the Missouri Bar, St. Louis County Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Women Lawyers' Association and Illinois Bar Association. She serves on the board of the Women Lawyers' Association, the Guardian Angel Settlement Association and is a volunteer at the USO of Missouri.
She lives in St. Louis County with her family.