Brian H. May was appointed circuit judge on October 4, 2016, by Gov. Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon.
Judge May graduated summa cum laude from Harris Stowe State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in education. He earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1989.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge May was director of the Governor's Eastern Regional Office from 2011 to 2016. He was Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Labor/Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation from 2010 to 2011.
He served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1993 to 2001, where he was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. From 2001 to 2010, he practiced civil and criminal law as a managing member of Yates & May, L.C. He was a partner at the law firm of Larsen, Feist, Hess & May, P.C. from 1995 to 2001, and worked as an associate at Casserly & Jones from 1989 to 1995.
Judge May is a member of the Missouri Bar.
He lives with his wife and three children in Eureka.