Judge Richard T. Standridge was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1993. He was in the private practice of law with the firm of Copilevitz, Bryant, Gray and Jennings prior to his appointment to the bench. He received a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Political Science from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1980. Judge Standridge also maintains a website called " Court Rules Central".