The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court today announced that longtime Probate Commissioner Patrick J. Connaghan is retiring with plans to return to private practice, effective Wednesday, June 1.
Connaghan was appointed as the Court’s Probate Commissioner in 2007 after previously serving as General Counsel and Clerk for the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen for approximately 12 years.
He is a Past President of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges and a 2009 Science and Technology Fellow for the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) in Washington D.C.
In 2014, Connaghan received the Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award from the National College of Probate Judges. Commissioner Connaghan is a proud 1983 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.
The Court wishes to thank Commissioner Connaghan for his many years of dedicated service to our local judiciary and for his many contributions to our community and the legal profession.
Succeeding Connaghan will be Jill Hanley, who was appointed by the Court En Banc on Tuesday, May 31 to serve as the new Probate Commissioner. Hanley previously served as Deputy Probate Commissioner and Public Administrator for the City of St. Louis.