Judge Michael Bradley was nominated as KMZU’s Outstanding Citizen for his work presiding over DWI Court, Mental Health Court and Veterans Treatment Court in addition to his official position as Associate Circuit Judge of Boone County Missouri. Judge Bradley has served the law in numerous ways including 15 years of service as a statewide special prosecutor for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, serving as an elected Prosecuting Attorney in Carroll County and an Associate Circuit Judge of Carroll County, and as an assistant city attorney in Kansas City.
Judge Bradley is a graduate of the Univeristy of Missouri, Columbia where he earned both his undergraduate and law degree. Judge Bradley and his wife, Katie, have resided in Columbia since 1995. He has also served on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases. Before his appointment, Judge Bradley served as chief counsel for the Missouri Gaming Commission and also served as legal counsel to the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
He currently oversees Veterans Treatment Court which is a year long process of testing and counseling, with a focus on addressing the issues that land veterans in jail. “I could tell that the veterans needed more – I thought this would be something that would be good for us to have, especially in Columbia because we have a veterans hospital here.”
Judge Bradley noted that his time serving in Carroll County helped him along the way. You can hear her full interview with KMZU’s Kim Nuelle by clicking below.