August 31, 2018
Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Associate Circuit Judge John N. Borbonus III, as circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County, to take effect September 21, 2018. He will fill the vacancy upon the September 20, 2018, retirement of Judge Douglas R. Beach. Judge Borbonus was one of three nominees submitted to the Governor by the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission on August 10, 2018.
Judge Borbonus has served as an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County since 2011, when he was appointed by Governor Nixon. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics from George Mason University in 1988 and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1994.
After graduating from law school, Judge Borbonus served as an assistant attorney general in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office from 1994-1997. Prior to being appointed as associate circuit judge, he was in private legal practice in St. Louis for 14 years.
Judge Borbonus is a member of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Bar Association. He has previously served on the Senate Apportionment Commission, the Missouri Humanities Council, and the Planning & Zoning Commission for the City of Des Peres, Missouri.