Div. 19, Christopher E. McGraugh

DIVISION 19Judge Christopher McGraugh

Carnahan Courthouse, Division 19, Third Floor
Court reporter: 
314-622-4532
JOA: 
314-622-4462
Courtroom clerk: 
314-622-4493
Bailiff: 
314-613-3184
Webex:
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Meeting number: 961 671 409
Audio connection: US toll: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 961 671 409


Judge McGraugh was appointed associate circuit judge in November 2012. He was appointed circuit judge in April 2015 and was retained in 2016 and 2022.

Upon his admission to the bar, Judge McGraugh worked as an assistant public defender in the St. Louis County Trial Division of the Missouri Public Defender's Office from 1987 to 1990. He was promoted to lead trial counsel for the Capital Litigation Division for the Eastern District of Missouri for the Missouri Public System from 1990 to 1992. From 1992 until his appointment, he was a principal in the law firm of Leritz, Plunkert & Bruning P.C., engaged in civil, criminal and appellate practice. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1983 from St. Louis University and his juris doctor from SLU LAW in 1987.

Judge McGraugh was born in St. Louis. He is married to Susan W. McGraugh, an assistant law professor at the St. Louis University School of Law. They have two children, Daniel and Mary Kathleen.

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