Judge Peggy Stevens McGraw was appointed as Circuit Judge in January 2001 by Gov. Roger Wilson. Judge McGraw had served as an Associate Circuit Judge in Jackson County from 1995 – 2001. She served as the Clerk of the Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District from April 1979 – 1995. Prior to her appointment as Clerk, she served as law clerk to Judge Jack P. Pritchard and as docket and research attorney for the Court of Appeals. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a past president of the Association of Women Lawyers of Kansas City and a past president of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks.