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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Division 14 is available to conduct interactive video (or phone) proceedings for all civil and criminal matters, including all hearings, case management conferences, minor settlements and motion arguments.
The court is available to conduct criminal pleas and related sentencings for on-bond defendants where the defendant and counsel appear remotely.
If any party would like to schedule any hearing of any kind with the court, please call 314.615.1514 to schedule. Once the parties have agreed on a date with the court, please (moving party) electronically file a notice of hearing. The court will file an order with instructions for attending Division 14 virtually for the arranged date thereafter. The default meeting technology is Webex, however, the court can utilize Zoom upon request.
For rules regarding video conferencing appearances and hearings in St. Louis County, please review Administrative Order 43.
Any member of the public may contact the division (314.615.1514) for information on how to access the hearing by audio.
Honorable Kristine Kerr
Circuit Judge, Division 14
Civil and Criminal
Kristine Kerr was appointed circuit court judge in 2012 by Gov. Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon.
She received her B.A. in economics from Brown University in 1982 and her law degree from Boston University in 1985.
From 1986-1987, Judge Kerr clerked for the Hon. Kent Karohl in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. She was engaged in private practice from 1987 to 1988, when she joined the Missouri State Public Defender system. She worked as an assistant public defender in the City of St. Louis, handling death penalty cases with the Capital Litigation Division. She became First Assistant Public Defender in St. Louis in 1993 and Assistant Public Defender in St. Louis County in 2003. In 2004, she was appointed Family Court Commissioner, and was unanimously reappointed to that position by the 21st Circuit Court en banc in 2008.
Judge Kerr is a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, Women Lawyers' Association, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. She was elected a judicial fellow in the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center in Washington, D.C., in 2009.