Maura B McShane 21st Judicial Circuit (St. Louis County)

Recommendations

The 21st Judicial Circuit Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee recommends that Judge Maura B. McShane BE RETAINED.

Position

Circuit Judge

Evaluation Year

2008

Background

Judge McShane was appointed circuit judge for St. Louis County in 1994. Prior to her appointment, she was an assistant prosecutor for St. Louis County for 10 years. Judge McShane received her juris doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law, in Houston Texas, and she received a bachelor of science in physical therapy from St. Louis University.

Discussion

Judge McShane’s highest score, 4.51, was for demonstrating appropriating demeanor on bench. She received a 4.11, which was her lowest score, for “rulings on dispositive motions state reasons and consistently apply the substantive law.”

The committee also considered one of Judge McShane’s written orders, which was well-written and concise.

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