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Hon. Julia Koester

32nd Judicial Circuit Court

Judge Koester was appointed associate circuit judge for the 32nd Judicial Circuit Court in 2020, and her term expires Dec. 31, 2026.

Judge Koester served as assistant prosecuting attorney in Cape Girardeau County from 2007 – 2020. She is a member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Cape Chamber of Commerce, the Cape West Rotary, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau.

Judge Koester received her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S.B.A., in finance from Creighton University in 2003.

Judge Koester is married and has three children.