“Looking back on my life so far, it’s been an adventure. I want to thank my family and friends for joining me on that adventure,” said Judge Gilley. “I look forward to being able to serve the citizens of Camden County. I will do my best and work hard for them.”

Camden County officially has a new associate circuit judge. Michael J. Gilley took the oath of office to replace Judge Matthew Hamner.
“Looking back on my life so far, it’s been an adventure. I want to thank my family and friends for joining me on that adventure,” said Judge Gilley. “I look forward to being able to serve the citizens of Camden County. I will do my best and work hard for them.”
Gilley was appointed to his seat by Gov. Eric Greitens in December, filling Judge Hamner’s seat after Hamner was appointed a circuit court judge.
Hamner replaced Judge Stan Moore when he retired in September 2017.
Gilley had been serving as the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney since 2015 after being elected in 2014.
Before serving as the prosecutor, Gilley worked in private practice for 10 years. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law. Gilley is a member of the 26th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and a board member for the Camdenton Laker Athletic Boosters and the Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks.
In a statement in December on the appointment, Greitens said, “Throughout his career as both a prosecutor and a private practitioner, Michael has shown he is committed to justice and the rule of law. He will be an excellent judge for Camden County’s associate circuit court.”
According to the governor’s office, there had not been an appointment to fill the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney position as of January 3. It appears that Heather Miller has been acting in some capacity as acting or interim prosecutor.