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Hon. Michael J. Cordonnier

Presiding Judge

Judicial Center


Judge Michael Cordonnier has served as presiding judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit Court since 2018.  He was appointed to the bench in 2008.

Judge Cordonnier received his J.D. at the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Missouri - Columbia in1979.

Judge Cordonnier was engaged in private practice as a partner in the firm of Cunningham, Harpool & Cordonnier L.C. and became a partner with Lathrop & Gage, L.C., in 2004. His private practice focused on medical and professional negligence, product liability, and health care contracting.

Judge Cordonnier has been a past and present board member of Discovery Center of the Ozarks, Friends of the Zoo, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Christ Episcopal Church Foundation, The Kitchen (recipient of the Excellence Award), Boy Scouts of America, and Ozark Trails Council.