Gary D Witt 6th Judicial Circuit (Platte County)

Recommendations

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee recommends that Judge Gary D. Witt BE RETAINED.

Position

Associate Circuit Judge

Evaluation Year

2008

Background

Judge Witt was appointed as an associate circuit judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in 1998. He graduated from Platte County R-III High School, William Jewell College and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Before his appointment to the court, Judge Witt spent eight years in the private practice of law. He served as a Missouri State Representative (1991-1997). He has served as a special judge to both the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals. He has served as president of the Missouri Probate and Associate Circuit Judges Association and the Platte County Bar Association, and he is a member of the Chief Judges Advisory Council of the Missouri Supreme Court and the executive council of the Missouri Judicial Conference. His community interests include past service on the board of the Platte County Historical Society and the Platte County Mechanical and Agricultural Society (County Fair), along with membership in the Platte County Eleemosynary Society.

Discussion

Attorneys who responded to survey questions rated Judge Witt as exceeding expectations in all respects.

Jurors who responded to survey questions gave Judge Witt a perfect rating in all categories.

The committee also reviewed opinions that Judge Witt wrote. His opinions appear to be well reasoned, clearly written and were based on constitutional, statutory and case precedent.

The committee members have not noted any weaknesses in the judge’s performance of his duties.

Survey Results

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