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Supreme Court of Missouri swears in Judge Robin Ransom

Judge Robin Ransom took her oath as judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri during an informal proceeding Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in St. Louis. She fills the Court’s vacancy created by the March 2021 retirement of Judge Laura Denvir Stith.

"One of my dad's favorite sayings is 'to whom much is given, much is required,'" Ransom said. "I am very grateful that Gov. (Mike) Parson selected me. It is a wonderful honor and privilege to represent my family and the city of St. Louis and to serve the citizens of the state of Missouri. It is my intent to serve in the same manner in which I live: with grace and humility."

Ransom grew up in St. Louis and earned her law degree in 1991 from the University of Missouri School of Law. She worked at the St. Louis County public defender’s office from 1992 to 1995, then at the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office from 1995 to 1996. She joined the St.Louis County family court in 1996 as a staff lawyer and, in 2002, was appointed a commissioner of its juvenile division. Ransom was appointed circuit judge in St. Louis County in 2008 and, in January 2019, she was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals-Eastern District. She resides in St. Louis.