Photo of Judge GarrettKenneth R. Garrett III was appointed as Circuit Judge in October 2013 by Governor Jay Nixon. Judge Garrett had served as an Associate Circuit Judge in Jackson County from 2010 – 2013. Prior to his appointment to the Court, Judge Garrett served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County since 2004. During that time, he prosecuted criminal cases of all types and also worked closely with community groups on behalf of the Prosecutor’s Office to improve community safety and enhance the relationship between the office and the community. Prior to joining the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Judge Garrett worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri representing various state agencies in civil matters.

Judge Garrett is from Kansas City, Missouri and earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He also received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UMKC. Judge Garrett has also served as an instructor in strategic business planning and policy at Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas.

Judge Garrett is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.