November/December 2015

Retirement: Chief Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III

Chief Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III retired on January 2, 2016, after nearly 20 years on the federal bench for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He was appointed on February 1, 1995, and began serving as chief magistrate judge in September 2012. He succeeded then Magistrate Judge Carol Jackson, and he is succeeded by Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen. Judge Mummert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in 1973 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 1976.

He began his legal career in private practice. From 1981 to 1984 he also served as a municipal judge for the City of St. Louis, and from 1983 to 1984 he served as a municipal hearing officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

In 1984, he was appointed as a Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis, where he served as Presiding Judge from 1993 to 1995.

In addition to his time on the bench, Judge Mummert has served as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and has served six years on the Committee on the Codes of Conduct for the Judicial Conference of the United States. He has also served on the professional panel for Legal Advocates for Abused Women.

Congratulations, Judge Mummert!