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 Amanda B. McNelley
Associate Judge, Division 34
Criminal and Traffic
Judge Amanda B. McNelley was appointed associate circuit judge in November, 2019 by Gov. Mike Parson. Prior to her appointment, she was employed by the law firm Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, PC, where she was Counsel and Team Leader of the Family Law Group. She practiced family law for 17 years in St. Louis County.
Judge McNelley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University in 1998 and graduated with Dean's Honors from Washburn University School of Law in 2002. She is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations, the Women Lawyers' Association of St. Louis, the St. Louis County Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
She is a member of St. Peter Parish where she is a Girl Scout leader. She lives in Kirkwood with her family.
Administrative Order 21-31 Traffic Cases
INFORMATION FOR CASES IN DIVISION NO. 34
- 1. Division 34 is now holding all arraignments, bond review hearings, preliminary hearings and any hearing that requires testimony IN PERSON/in the courtroom.
- 2. FOR ALL PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, AT THIS TIME, ALL DEFENDANTS UNLESS EXCUSED IN ADVANCE BY THE JUDGE MUST APPEAR IN PERSON IN DIVISION 34.
- 3. The Court will also hold all other hearings involving testimony and/or matters that are or could be placed on the record in person/in the courtroom.
- 4. Please direct any questions to the court by emailing the Court at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 314-615-1534.
- 5. In order to set a motion, please contact the division clerk for a date by emailing the clerk at: email@example.com
- 6. Please don't just pick a date and file your motion because we have limited space each day due to the structure of the dockets.
- 7. If someone from the Division does not respond to you within 48 hours, call 314-615-1534. Once you receive your date, please e-file a notice of hearing and send an email to the prosecuting attorney who is entered on the case.
- 8. ALL WARRANT RECALL MOTIONS BY CONSENT should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org with opposing counsel on each and every email. Please check after 48 hours to see if the warrant was recalled.
- 9. If not, email the court at the above email and call the Court at 314-615-1534.
- 10. FOR ALL FORMS FOR PLEAS OF GUILTY TO DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED CASES and/or MISDEMEANORS: Contact the Court at email@example.com and the Court will email you the forms.
- 11. On all pleas, this Division will require the attorney and the Defendant to appear in person unless Covid protocols and presiding judge's order prohibit same.
- 12. ON ALL CALL DOCKETS Defendants and attorneys are expected to appear IN PERSON in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
- 13. If the Defendant does not appear and/or the Defendant's attorney does not appear, the Court may issue a warrant for the Defendant's arrest.
- 14. FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRIES INCLUDING FUTURE COURT DATES FOR PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, please call the Court at 314-615-1534.
a. Please don't just pick a date and file your NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING because we have limited space each day due to the structure of the dockets and because of the requirements of revised Rule 22.09(a) (effective March 1, 2021).
b. ***Once you receive your date, please e-file a notice of hearing and send an email to the prosecuting attorney who is entered on the case.
DIVISION 34 THANKS YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION.
Floor: 3 Justice Center
Testimony or Non-Testimony Motion Settings
Call the clerk who will give you available dates. The requesting attorney must notice the other attorneys and the Court.