Commissioner David Fry was appointed to the Drug Court bench in September, 2007. Commissioner Fry is a graduate of Central Missouri State University, and served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Major, before entering law school. His Juris Doctorate degree is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, and was bestowed in 1985.

Prior to being appointed, Commissioner Fry practiced law with the Missouri State Public Defenders Office, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, and was in private practice.