St. Louis County Courts Division 40

Associate Circuit Judge

Courtroom: A
Floor: 3 Justice Center
Court Reporter:
Gerald Dunne
Phone: 314-615-1540
Fax: 314-615-5640

John Newsham

Associate Criminal

John F. Newsham was appointed Associate Circuit Judge in March of 2018 by Governor Eric Greitens.
Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Newsham was a partner with the law firm of Dill, Bamvakais & Newsham, P.C. His legal practice focused primarily on criminal defense and administrative license issues, but he practiced in many other areas of the law over the course of 33 years. Judge Newsham previously served with the office of the Missouri State Public Defender and also served as public defender for the St. Louis County Municipal Court.
He graduated from Rosary High School in 1977, from St. Louis University in May, 1981 and attended law school at St. Louis University graduating in 1984.
Judge Newsham is a former municipal judge for the City of Crestwood and a member of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Group. He has published an article in the Missouri Bar Journal in 2010, was a contributing author to the MOBarCLE Deskbook on DWI. He and was previously recognized for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to MoBarCLE for making substantial contributions to the continuing legal education of Missouri's attorneys.
Judge Newsham resides in St. Louis County with his family.

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