David A. Roither sworn in as circuit judge

Roither swearing in
David A. Roither was sworn in April 19, 2024, as circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. He was appointed earlier this month by Gov. Mike Parson. Roither fills a vacancy created by retirement of Circuit Judge Steven R. Ohmer. Judge Roither has served as an associate circuit judge in St. Louis since 2018.

Roither was sworn in by Circuit Judge Theresa C. Burke. He was joined by his wife, Amy, and several colleagues.

Roither has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University. 

He was partner at the law firm of Medler & Roither, LLC from 2005 to 2018, practicing primarily in the areas of family and juvenile law. He was a frequently appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis and St. Charles County circuit courts.

He has served on various boards and committees affiliated with the University of Missouri- St. Louis, Pierre Laclede Honors College, Legal Advocates for Abused Women and St. Margaret of Scotland. He studied abroad four times during his education, living in Bochum and Bielefeld, Germany; London, England; and Debrecen and Budapest, Hungary.