Drury University Congratulates Paul Wilson ’82 on His Appointment to the Missouri Supreme Court

Paul Wilson
On December 3rd, 2012, Governor Jay Nixon named Paul C. Wilson ’82 as the newest addition to the Missouri Supreme Court. Nixon appointed Wilson to the Missouri Supreme Court with the recommendation that Wilson, “has demonstrated, time and again, both his ability and his dedication to serving the people of Missouri, and I am very pleased to be able to name him to the state’s highest court.”

Wilson’s past experience in law took him from the private practice law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York City to clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Missouri Supreme Court Justice Edward D. Robertson Jr. From 1996 to 2008, Wilson served as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief of Staff for Litigation for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In 2010, he was appointed by Gov. Nixon as a Circuit Judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Cole County. Wilson is a member of the Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor & Bacon law firm in Columbia, Missouri.

Wilson was chosen as the newest member of the Missouri Supreme Court out of three candidates that the Appellate Judicial Commission presented to Governor Nixon for his consideration.

Written by Megan Waterman '13