LINNEUS — Gov. Mike Parson appointed William P. Devoy as the associate judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy caused by the unexpected death of the Honorable Scot T. Othic, 67, in late September.

Devoy, of Brookfield, is an attorney at Elson & Devoy, P.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rockhurst University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.