The St. Louis County Circuit Court is comprised of twenty-one (21) Circuit Judges, fourteen (14) Associate Circuit Judges and eight (8) Commissioners. Each judge and commissioner is assigned to a specific division, except for the Probate Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
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Honorable Ellen Sue Levy
Circuit Judge, Division 11
Probate Court Administrative Judge
Ellen Sue Levy was appointed Circuit Judge on January 24, 2008 by Gov. Matt Blunt and retained by St. Louis County voters in 2010 and 2016. Judge Levy was appointed Associate Circuit Judge on May 22, 2002 by Gov. Bob Holden, and retained by voters in 2004. She served as a Family Court Commissioner from 1999 to 2002.
Judge Levy received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in 1985 and 1988, respectively. She served as Magister of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was Articles Editor for the Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law.
Prior to her appointment as a Family Court Commissioner, she was engaged in private practice with the firm of Rosenblum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft, specializing in commercial, civil and domestic litigation.
Judge Levy served as President of the Missouri Circuit Judges Association from 2017-2018, President of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges from 2006 to 2007, and President of the St. Louis County Bar Association in 2005. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Judges from 2006 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016 and served on the Washington University Alumni Board of Governors from 2014 to 2020.
Judge Levy currently serves on the Missouri Supreme Court Trial Judge Education Committee and the Coordinating Commission for Judicial Education. She was elected a Fellow in the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Washington, DC, in 2013.
Judge Levy served as the United States Delegate for the International Association of Women Judges at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2018. She served as Chair of the Domestic and Family Violence Council of St. Louis County and serves on numerous Court committees. In addition, she is a member of the faculty of the Missouri State Judicial College.
Judge Levy is a member of the Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis County Bar Association, Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, National Association of Women Judges, Lawyers Association of St. Louis and Women Lawyers' Association.
In 2017 Judge Levy received the Ladue Local Heroes Award. In 2013 she received the Washington University Outstanding Young Alumni Award and in 2012 she received the Public Official Women's Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Media.
Judge Levy lives in St. Louis County with her family.