Governor Jay Nixon appointed Charles H. “Chip” McKenzie as a Circuit Court Judge in June, 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Newman College in 1985 and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1988 where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association. Judge McKenzie was a shareholder of The Accurso Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri from 1993 until his appointment to the bench. Prior to that he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jackson County, Missouri from 1988 through 1993 where he also served as a Trial Team Leader in the Sex Crimes Trial Team from 1991 through 1993.