Div. 25A: Matthew C. Melton

DIVISION 25a: treatment courtCommissioner Matthew Melton

Carnahan Courthouse, Div. 25, 5th floor
Treatment Court Administrator: 314-589-6702
Treatment Court Coordinator314-641-8653
Administrative assistant: 314-622-4924
Courtroom clerk: 314-613-7183
Bailiff: 314-622-8655


Commissioner Melton was appointed to serve as Treatment Court Commissioner in April 2015. He was r
etained in 2019 and 2023.

Commissioner Melton served as an assistant public defender in the St. Louis City Trial Office from 2006 until his appointment by the 22nd Judicial Circuit in 2015. In addition to trying several dozen felony cases throughout his tenure, Commissioner Melton served as defense counsel in St. Louis Treatment Court for indigent clients represented by the public defender's office. Commissioner Melton presides over adult treatment court cases as well as the and Veterans Treatment Court programs. In April 2024, Melton was elected president of the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals. He graduated from St. Louis University High School and holds a bachelor's degree from Truman State University (2003) and earned his juris doctor from St. Louis University's School of Law in 2006.