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Hon. William Collins

Presiding Judge

17th Judicial Circuit

Judge Collins is presiding judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. He was first elected as associate circuit judge in 1994, and he was elected circuit judge in 2012.

Judge Collins received a B.S. and B.A. in accounting from Rockhurst College in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 1982. Before serving as an associate circuit judge, he was in private practice from 1982-1994. 

Judge Collins resides in Harrisonville and is a member of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges and the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association.