Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday appointed Louis Angles of Excelsior Springs as Division Two Associate Circuit Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Clay County.
Angles will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Janet Sutton to Circuit Judge.
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Angles is a solo practitioner and has operated his own law office in Excelsior Springs since 1990.
Before earning his law degree at Washburn University, Angles received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and was a pharmacist in the Kansas City area. He also is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Angles’ family escaped from communist Cuba when he was a young child, and he has used his fluency in Spanish to serve clients and to act as a translator on various occasions, including on a medical mission trip to South America.
“Louis Angles has demonstrated the skills, experience and compassion needed to serve as a judge, and I am confident he will ably serve the people of Clay County from the bench,” Nixon said.
Angles was one of three nominees for this judgeship submitted to Gov. Nixon by the Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.