Family Court of St. Louis County

105 South Central Avenue (Courts Building)

Clayton, MO 63105

General Information Telephone Number: 314-615-4400

Fax Telephone Number: 314-615-4519

TTY Telephone Number: 314-615-4567

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

*Family Court Administrative Order
to Address the Appointment of Juvenile Defense Counsel
along with attached Uniform Fee Schedule
and a Master List of Certified Counsel


See Press Release along with the executed Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the
St. Louis County Family Court.

Press Release                            Memo

Please direct all questions and media inquiries to Ben Burkemper, Family Court Administrator, at 314.615.2970 and


Honorable Thea A. Sherry, Administrative Judge

Ben Burkemper, Court Administrator

Rick Gaines
Chief Juvenile Officer

Tymesha Buckner-Dobynes Director, Court Programs

Cheryl Campbell Director, Detention Center

Tom Weber Director, Domestic Relations Services

Deborah Woodside Director, Delinquency Services

Clifford Faddis Manager, Human Resources

Marshall Day Director, Operations

Carol Bader Director, Child Protective Services

Chimene Laskley, Manager Legal Department

Judicial Divisions
Hon. Sandra Farragutt- Hemphill
Division 3, FC Docket 15

Hon. Thea A. Sherry
Division 5, FC Docket 2

Hon. Douglas R. Beach Division 6, FC Docket 10

Hon. Michael D. Burton Division 16, FC Docket 3 Domestic Violence Court

Hon. Margaret T. Donnelly Division 20, FC Docket 1

Hon. Mary B. Schroeder Division 32, FC Docket 14

Hon. Jason D. Dodson
Division 33, FC Docket 13

Hon. John Borbonous
Division 35, FC Docket 8

Hon. John R. Essner
Division 37, FC Docket 9

Hon. Dennis N. Smith
Division 40, FC Docket 6 & 7

Hon. Mondonna Ghasedi
Division 43, FC Docket 17

Hon. Diane M. Monahan Division 61, FC Docket 4

Hon. Heather R. Cunningham
Division 62, FC Docket 5

Hon. Victoria Mullen McKee Division 64, FC Docket 11

Hon. Mary Greaves
Division 65, FC Docket 12




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Family Court Guide

Family Court Mentor Program   

2017 Family Court Schedule of Assignments


Guidelines for Parenting Coordination

How to Submit Required Pleadings

Mediator List for Family Court

Notice of Mandatory Parent Education Class

Schedule a Family Court Settlement Conference

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