Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment of Jason M. Sengheiser, of St. Louis, as Associate Circuit Judge for the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis. He will fill a vacancy created when the Honorable Michael W. Noble was appointed as Circuit Judge. Sengheiser is a 1995 Vianney graduate.
Sengheiser is a law clerk on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District for the Honorable Robert G. Dowd Jr. He previously was a law clerk on the court for the Honorable Gary M. Gaertner Sr.
Sengheiser holds leadership positions and is active in the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is an advisory board member for the Saint Louis University Prison Program and an adjunct professor at Fontbonne University. Sengheiser also coaches youth hockey.
Sengheiser obtained his law and undergraduate degrees from Saint Louis University; he also holds a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University in New York.
“Over the course of his career, Jason Sengheiser has continued to demonstrate strong leadership and ability in both the legal field and as an involved member of the community,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am pleased to appoint him as the newest Associate Circuit Judge for the City of St. Louis.”
Sengheiser was one of three applicants submitted to Gov. Nixon for consideration by the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.