Div. 21: John T. Bird

DIVISION 21Judge John T. Bird
Carnahan Courthouse, Division 21, 8th floor
Court reporter:
314-622-7068
JOA: 
314-622-4312
Courtroom clerk: 
314-622-4342
Bailiff: 
314-622-3750
Webex:
mocourts.webex.com/meet/john.bird
Meeting number: 146 932 3978
Video address: john.bird@mocourts.webex.com
Audio connection: US toll: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 146 932 3978

Judge Bird was appointed circuit judge in May 2021 and retained in 2022.

Judge Bird worked in private practice from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 2012, he served as a St. Louis assistant circuit attorney and additionally supervised the Career Criminal (2006-2012) and Homicide (2010-2012) units. From 2012 to 2021, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and was assigned to the Violent Crime Unit.

Judge Bird is a native of St. Louis. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also earned his juris doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Membership/Associations:
  • Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church