Div. 28: Rochelle M. Woodiest

DIVISION 28Judge Rochelle M. Woodiest
Civil Courts Building, Division 28, 8th Floor NE 
Courtroom clerk supervisor: 
314-622-3573
Courtroom clerks: 
314-613-3185314-622-4431
Bailiff: 
314-622-3574
Webex:
mocourts.webex.com/meet/rochelle.woodiest
Meeting number: 963 647 350
Audio connection: US toll: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 963 647 350


Circuit Judge Rochelle M. Woodiest was appointed commissioner of the St. Louis Treatment Court in June 2013. She was retained in 2017 and 2021. She was appointed associate circuit judge in 2022.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Woodiest served as an assistant circuit attorney for 12 years, where she was assigned to the felony trial unit.  She was an awardee of the St. Louis Drug Court’s Janet Reno Award (2009) and the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.  Judge Woodiest has been a speaker at both the Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ conferences. Judge Woodiest was appointed associate circuit court judge by Governor Mike Parson in July 2022.  


Judge Woodiest earned a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and her juris doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law.

MembershipS/Associations:
  • Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Mound City Bar Association
  • St. Louis Lawyer's Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

schedule a motion:

Motions, hearings and trials shall be scheduled on the following days and times:

Pretrial Motions: Monday through Thursday 9:30 am
Wrongful Death Settlements: 2 p.m. Tuesdays (except the second Tuesday of the month)
Minor Settlements: 2 p.m. Tuesdays (except the 2nd Tuesday of the month)

If a day or time other than that listed is needed please email courtroom clerk Adiah Dolinski or call 314-613-3185 before scheduling your matter. It is the responsibility of the party signing up the matter to send all necessary Notices to all parties and to e-file same with the court. Local Rule 33.5 must be observed, if applicable, or the motion may not be heard.

Attorneys shall schedule the matters 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, an add-on is only permitted by leave of court with special order obtained from the judge.
Attorneys shall notify the courtroom clerk by phone or email if a scheduled matter has been resolved or rescheduled.