Mark D Pfeiffer Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District

Recommendations

The Appellate Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee recommends that Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer BE RETAINED.

Evaluation Year

2010

Background

Judge Pfeiffer was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District in 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Westminster College in 1989. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1991.

Before joining the court, Judge Pfeiffer was in private practice in Columbia. Judge Pfeiffer has been active in The Missouri Bar, serving on the Board of Governors, the Legislative Review Committee, and the Tort Law Committee. He is a member of The Crossing Evangelical Presbyterian Church and is an active supporter of youth sports organizations.

Discussion

On The Missouri Bar’s 2010 Appellate Court Evaluation Survey, Judge Pfeiffer received his highest scores for issuing opinions in a timely manner (4.35) and issuing timely opinions/decisions (4.38).

The committee reviewed several opinions written by Judge Pfeiffer. The opinions were logical and analytical, and his writing style was direct and easy to understand. The opinions also reveal an ability to move easily from civil to criminal cases. The opinions reviewed are well- reasoned on the law and on the facts.

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