Hon. W. Brent Powell
Supreme Court of Missouri
Justice W. Brent Powell is from Springfield, Missouri, and completed his undergraduate degree at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1996.
Brent Powell was appointed to the office of Circuit Court Judge by Governor Matt Blunt. He took the oath of office on February 15, 2008, and served as a Circuit Court Judge in Division 11 of the 16th Judicial Circuit in Jackson County, Missouri. As a Missouri Circuit Court Judge, he served on the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases, the Committee on Access to Family Courts, the Trial Judge Education Committee and the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission.
Brent Powell was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court by Governor Eric Greitens on April 25, 2017. He took the oath of office on May 2, 2017. He was retained in office at the November 2018 general election for a 12-year term expiring December 31, 2030.