St. Louis County Courts Division 10
Floor: 4 North
Kathryn T. O'Neill DeVoto
Michael T. Jamison
Civil and Criminal
Michael T. Jamison was appointed circuit judge by Gov. Matt Blunt in 2005. He was appointed associate circuit judge in 1997 by Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Judge Jamison received his Bachelor of Science in political science from Washington University in St. Louis in 1973, and his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1976. He was formerly a justice for Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and was editor of the quarterly law student journal, BALSA Reports.
He served as an associate general counsel in the labor law section of the legal department of Anheuser-Busch Companies from 1994 to 1997. He worked as a field attorney and trial specialist with the National Labor Relations Board from 1976 to1992, where he handled numerous unfair labor practice investigations and litigation, including union representation hearings and elections. In addition, he tried cases involving secondary boycotts and unlawful picketing before various U.S. District Courts.
From 1992 to 1994, Judge Jamison was a senior associate with Lashly & Baer, P.C., where his practice included labor and employment law, government law and representation of the St. Louis Public Schools.
Judge Jamison is a former president of the Mound City Bar Association and a former board member of the Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, American Bar Association and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He currently serves of the board of directors for the Betty Jean Kerr Peoples Health Center.
Judge Jamison has taught law courses at St. Louis University, and was a part-time professor in the Business School of St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, teaching economics as well as courses on legal subjects.
His awards include: a commendation from the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board in 1990 for Superior Handling of Complex Unfair Labor Practices Cases; the "Yes I Can" award from the St. Louis Sentinel newspaper in 1994; a Resolution of Honor from the City of Black Jack in 1997 and an award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives in 2001.
Judge Jamison lives in St. Louis County with his family.