Judge Patrick W. Campbell was appointed as a circuit judge to Division 10 by Governor Jay Nixon on March 6, 2013.   Judge Campbell had previously served for six years as a Family Court Commissioner in Division 43.   He was appointed 

to that position by the Jackson County Circuit Court judges in December 2006, and heard contested domestic cases, paternity, civil contempt and criminal non-support cases.

 Judge Campbell is a graduate of UMKC where he earned a J.D. degree, and a B.A in the Administration of Justice and Political Science.  He has practiced law since 1990, and is a life long resident of Jackson County.