Judges

Judges~~element36DIVISION I
Chris Kunza Mennemeyer
(Presiding Judge) Counties: Lincoln and Pike

Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Drive, Troy, MO 63379
Phone: 636.528.7147        Fax:  636.528.9168
Pike County Courthouse, 115 West Main, Bowling Green, MO 63334
Phone:  573.324.3112        Fax:  573.324.3150

 


Beck_Pic_downsizedDIVISION II
Jim Beck (Probate and Associate Circuit Judge) County: Lincoln

Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Drive, Troy, MO 63379
Phone: 636.528.6300 Fax: 636.528.3787

 

Judge Beck's Bio
Born Sept. 3, 1968 in Troy, MO. Graduated Troy Buchanan High School in 1986; graduate of Lindenwood College with B.S. in Political Science and Business Administration, 1990; graduated Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1993. Married to Kendra Beck July 17, 1999, and has three children.
Missouri Assistant Public Defender 1993-94; Missouri District Public Defender for the 45th Judicial Circuit, 1994-1997; began private practice in 1997 with Mueller & Suddarth and continued in private practice with Mueller, Beck & Meyer until taking the bench on January 1, 2011.
Prior to taking the bench, served on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Past chair of the Missouri Bar Juvenile Courts and Laws Committee, and past vice chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee.
Member: Troy Bible Holiness Church, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce (past president), Troy Kiwanis Club (past president); Troy Rotary Club (past president); Troy Elks Lodge; Lincoln County Bar Association (past president)
Elected 2010; term expires Dec. 2014; Republican.

Beck_Pic_downsizedDIVISION III
Gregory Allsberry (Associate Circuit Judge) County: Lincoln

Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Drive, Troy, MO 63379
Phone: 636.528.0329 Fax: 636.528.9168

 

Judge Allsberry's Bio
Greg was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. While still a college student in Chicago, he worked for the Christian Legal Society, an experience which influenced him to enroll in law school. He graduated from the Washington University School of Law in 1984, where he was chosen as Articles Editor for the Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law.
For the first half of his 30 years in private practice as an attorney, Greg tried numerous civil and criminal cases in Illinois and Missouri. He served as prosecuting attorney for the City of Frontenac for three years and for the City of Pagedale for more than 20 years. Long before the abuses in Ferguson became well known, Greg took steps in Pagedale to make sure that warrant recall fees collected by the city were credited toward defendants’ fines and courts costs and that multiple “failure to appear” charges were dismissed. He also served for several years as a 21st Judicial Circuit Special Representative, assisting the Missouri Bar in investigating ethical complaints against attorneys.
Greg opened a law office in Troy in 2001. He lives in Lincoln County with his wife, Karla, and their four children. He was elected as Associate Circuit Judge in 2014. In 2016, Greg was one of three judges nationally selected and awarded the John Shaw Field Scholarship by the National Counsel of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Division IV

David H. Ash (Probate and Associate Circuit Judge) County: Pike

Pike County Courthouse Room 24, 115 West Main St., Bowling Green , Mo. 63334

Phone: 573-324-5582 Fax: 573-324-6297

Judge Ash's Bio
Born June 13, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. Attended Columbia, Missouri public schools through the 9th grade, graduated from University City High School 1968. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia 1972, B.A. Political Science; UMC Law School, J.D. 1976. Married to Denise M. Jansen September 3, 1977, they have two children. Employed in the private practice of law with the firm of McIlroy and Millan in Bowling Green from 1976 until he took the bench in 2003. While in the law practice he served as assistant prosecutor for Pike County from 1976 to 1981. He served as City Attorney for Wellsville, Farber and Laddonia and as Prosecutor for the City of New Florence. Served on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Northeast Missouri. Prior to taking the bench he served as Municipal Judge for Louisiana, Clarksville and Eolia. He is a member of the Bowling Green Lions Club, St Clement Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1928, St. Isidore 4th Degree Assembly, Board of Directors of Twin Pike YMCA. Elected 2002, 2006. Term expires Dec. 2014. Democrat