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Hon. Janet Sutton

Missouri Court of Appeals

Honorable Janet Sutton was appointed to the Western District Court of Appeals in December of 2021.  She served previously as Circuit Judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit in Clay County, Missouri from 2013 to 2021 and as Associate Circuit Judge from 2003 to 2013.  She previously served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Clay County from 1990 to 1999, and as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 1999 to 2003.  She was the legal counsel to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office from 1993 to 1999.  She worked for the City of Excelsior Springs first as the municipal prosecutor from 1994 to 2000, and then as the municipal judge from 2001 to 2002.  She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from UMKC and her law degree in 1990, also from UMKC. Judge Sutton is married and has one son. She lives in Liberty, Missouri.