Judge Marco A. Roldan was appointed to the bench by Gov. Mel Carnahan in October 1999. He served as the Jackson County Circuit Court's first Drug Court Commissioner from July 1996 until his appointment as a Circuit Judge. Before joining the Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Roldan practiced law with the firm of deVries and Associates. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1983 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Spanish from Central Missouri State University. Following law school, Judge Roldan worked for the Jackson County Public Defender's office. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a police officer with the City of Overland Park, Kansas.