Circuit Judge Bryan E. Round was appointed to Division 8 by Governor Jay Nixon on February 18, 2014.  At the time of his appointment, Judge Round was an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Mitchell, Kristl & Lieber.  He specialized in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal law and business litigation matters.  He was also serving as the Workers’ Compensation Panel Attorney for the Kansas City area after an appointment by the National Football League Players Association.  He represented football players and other professional athletes before the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation.   He was also serving as the municipal judge for the City of Peculiar, Missouri, which is a position he had held since 2004.
Judge Round served as an assistant Jackson County Prosecutor from 1988 to 1997.  He was appointed to serve as the secretary/attorney to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, and later its business manager, from 1997 through 2005.  He also served as counsel for the Jackson County Combat Commission.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Round was an organizer and board member of the Cass County Youth Court.  Over the years, he has been active in local charitable and youth sports organizations.
Judge Round is a 1979 graduate of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1984.  He graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School in 1987.