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Parson appoints David Chamberlain to fill vacancy in Clay County Circuit Court


The vacancy on the Clay County Circuit Court left open by the retirement of Judge Larry D. Harman has been filled.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson announced that he appointed Associated Judge David Chamberlain to Circuit Judge for Division 4 of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Clay County.

The vacancy arose the retirement of Harman, effective December 16, 2018. He served more than 26 years as a circuit judge.

Chamberlain was one of three names submitted to Parson by the Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission on December 6, 2018. The other two up for the position were Louis Angles and Karen L. Krauser, both of whom are associate circuit judges for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Liberty.

David Chamberlain has been an Associate Circuit Judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit since 2008. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a Partner with Patton & Chamberlain, P.C. During his 19 years as a practicing attorney, he tried criminal and civil jury trials in both State and Federal Courts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Missouri State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law, Kansas City.