Founding Member Jack Garvey Selected for Presentations to 2023 Missouri Judicial Colleges

Dec 1, 2023

Jack Garvey, a founding member of Stranch, Jennings & Garvey (SJ&G), was invited to present at the 2023 Missouri Judicial Colleges for the summer and fall sessions. These were held in August in Springfield, Missouri, and in October in Chesterfield, Missouri.

The Judicial College is produced by the Office of the State Court Administrator for the state of Missouri. All Missouri circuit court and associate circuit court judges are required to undergo 15 hours of continuing legal education each year, which can be accomplished at either session. 

Garvey presented on “Evidence and Managing Trials” with regard to recent Missouri appellate cases and their application to trial situations and problems during trial. He spoke to more than 100 judges at each session.

Garvey is a former alderman for the City of St. Louis and St. Louis Circuit Court judge, where he presided over 200 jury trials and served as the chief criminal judge, presiding juvenile court judge and assistant presiding judge, as well as the chief judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit mass tort docket. He has been practicing law in St. Louis for more than 35 years, and serves as an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law and St. Louis University School of Law.

In addition to his work in litigation, Garvey has been appointed several times as a special master on discovery matters by St. Louis city and county courts. He was appointed mediator by the circuit court in the case of the City of St. Louis v. National Football League and the Los Angeles Rams, having successfully negotiated a $790 million settlement for the plaintiffs in 2022.