Div. 25: Heather J. Hays

Judge Heather HaysDivision 25
Carnahan Courthouse, Division 25, First Floor
Courtroom clerk supervisor: 
314-641-8631
Courtroom clerk: 
314-622-4096
Bailiff: 
314-641-8608
Webex:
mocourts.webex.com/meet/heather.hays
Meeting number:
2499 629 4922
Video address: heather.hays@mocourts.webex.com
Audio connection: US toll: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 2499 629 4922
All hearings in Division 25 are in person unless prior approval of the court is obtained.

Judge Hays was appointed associate circuit judge in November 2022.


Judge Hays clerked for Judge Kathianne Knaup Crane on the Missouri Court of Appeals after graduating from law school in 1998. She then worked in private practice in civil litigation mainly with Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, LLC. Judge Hays has received the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award and the Women’s Justice Awards Rising Star Award. 

She graduated with honors from St. Louis University and earned her juris doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law.
MembershipS/Associations:
  • Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers' Association
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis

schedule a motion:

To cancel or reschedule any matter, you must email Pamela Wood or call 314-622-4096 within two business days of scheduled hearing date. Before scheduling a case on this website, the attorney signing up the matter must consult and confirm the availability of all other attorneys on the case. After scheduling a case, the attorney signing up the matter must electronically file a Notice of Hearing within 24 hours of signing up said cause on this website. Failure to comply with all instructions listed above will result in your matter being removed from the docket, and your case will not be heard.

IMPORTANT: All bond motions noticed up in Divisions 25 and 26 will be heard in Division 16B.

Motions are heard Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. Local Rule 33.5 must be observed, if applicable, or the motion may not be heard. Movant's attorney shall schedule the motion on a day that is mutually convenient for the opposing party or parties  unless circumstances establish good cause why that was not possible. If available motion dockets are full, add-ons are permitted only by leave of court personally obtained.
Movant's attorney should notify the courtroom clerk by phone or email if a scheduled motion has been resolved or rescheduled.