Circuit Judge David L. Bolander

Division 2 Courtroom — Room 303

Judge David L. Bolander received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the Eastern University in 1992.  He received his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1997.

Upon graduation from Law School, Judge Bolander opened his own law office in St. Joseph serving clients in a variety of civil matters, but with a primary focus on legal issues affecting families and children.  Judge Bolander served as a substitute municipal judge for the City of St. Joseph from 2011 until being elected Circuit Judge in 2016.  He was re-elected in 2022.  His present term expires December 31, 2028.

Judge Bolander presides over a variety of cases in Andrew and Buchanan counties including custody, paternity, divorce and probate matters, as well as other civil cases with claims of more than $25,000.00, and occasional felony criminal matters.

Judge Bolander and his wife, Sue, have two children, Matthew and Sarah.

Mailing Address:
The Honorable David L. Bolander
Buchanan County Courthouse
Division 2 Circuit Court
411 Jules Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Probate Clerk (816) 271-1418
Division 2 Court Clerk (816) 271-1441
Court Reporter (816) 271-1475