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 Mary Elizabeth Ott
Circuit Judge, Division 7
Judge Mary Elizabeth Ott was appointed Circuit Judge in February of 2018. She had served as an associate circuit judge since 2008.
Judge Ott received her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN and her law degree from Saint Louis University.
Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Ott spent 22 years in private practice where she specialized in criminal defense work and family law.
While on the bench, Judge Ott has presided over hundreds of trials. In 2013, the Supreme Court of Missouri appointed Judge Ott to serve
on the Committee on Criminal Instructions and Procedures. She is an adjunct professor for the Washington University School of Law.
She has served as a board member for Cardinal Ritter Institute, Friends of Heritage House, and the Progressive Youth Center.
Judge Ott is a member of the Missouri Bar, St. Louis County Bar Association, Missouri Association of Probate & Associate Court Judges
and Women Lawyers' Association.
She lives in St. Louis County.
"DIVISION 7 SCHEDULE" EFFECTIVE 04/01/2022 ALL DIV 7 CASES WILL BE HEARD IN PERSON.
DIVISION 7, WEBEX INSTRUCTIONS:
PLEASE MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE UPON ENTRY TO THE MEETING.
EVEN WHILE APPEARING BY VIDEO, YOU ARE APPEARING IN A COURTROOM. ALL ARE REMINDED
WHEN APPEARING IN COURT APPROPRIATE ATTIRE AND BEHAVIOR ARE REQUIRED.
RECORDING AND/OR CREATING IMAGES OF ANY PORTION OF A COURT PROCEEDINGS IS STRICTLY
PROHIBITED BY THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT. NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF COURT
PROCEEDINGS IS ALLOWED. THE UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS MAY
CONSTITUTE CONTEMPT OF COURT AND/OR A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL CODE.
DIVISION 7 IS USING ACUITY FOR CIVIL CMC'S AND CIVIL MOTIONS UNDER 30 MINUTES, ALSO, PRO-REV MOTIONS AND HEARINGS.