Hon. Jason Dodson
21st Judicial Circuit
Jason D. Dodson was appointed circuit judge on January 31, 2020 by Governor Mike Parson. He previously served as an associate circuit judge following his appointment in 2016 by Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon.
Presiding Judge Mary Ott appointed Judge Dodson to the position of Administrative Judge of the Family Court of St. Louis County, and his 4-year term began January 1, 2022. The Family Court consists of four Juvenile Divisions and ten Domestic Relations Divisions. It also includes the Domestic Violence Court which the U.S. Department of Justice currently recognizes as a national model to serve as a mentor court. Judge Dodson presides over cases in juvenile court and a domestic violence contempt docket.
Judge Dodson is now in his second term of service on the Missouri Supreme Court's Family Court Committee. He also a member of the Supreme Court's Committee on Access to Family Courts and has been a member of the standing Child Support Guidelines Review Subcommittee for over ten years. He serves of the board of directors for the St. Louis Bar Foundation and belongs to several legal associations including the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis ("BAMSL"), the St. Louis County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Judge Dodson received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, in 1992, and his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1996, where he received The Order of Barristers and Pro Bono Bronze Medal commendations.
Judge Dodson lives in St. Louis County with his family.