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Judge Patricia A. Riehl

independent decision-maker & informal resolution facilitator

Jim Reeves


The Honorable Patricia Riehl is a retired Missouri Circuit Judge from the 23rd Judicial Circuit, Hillsboro, Missouri. Judge Riehl has held the positions of municipal judge, commissioner, associate circuit judge and circuit judge during her career. She is most noted for her work in restorative justice having implemented and managed five different problem-solving courts during her tenure on the bench. Judge Riehl has previously served as a hearing officer for local municipalities regarding personnel disputes and was appointed a disciplinary hearing officer for the Missouri Supreme Court. She is currently working as a mediator and arbitrator for USA&M.


  • Continuum of Sexual Misconduct, Implicit Biases, and Equitable Responses; Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • Sexual Violence and LGBTQ Communities Training, RAINN
  • Title IX & Beyond, Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Trauma-Informed Interview Techniques, Thomas Tremblay
  • 23rd Judicial Circuit Mediation Training, 2000
  • Mediation Training, Robert Benjamin, 2000


  • J.D., University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, with distinction, 1982
  • B.A., Southeast Missouri State University, summa cum laude, 1979

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Womens’ Bar Association of Jefferson County
  • National Association of Professional Women

Speaking Engagements

  • Level I: Title IX Decision-Maker Training, Understanding Relevance and Facilitating Pre-Hearing Meetings (2023)
  • Laying the Groundwork: The Importance of Pre-Hearing Strategizing (August 2022), Co-Presenter for Title IX Solutions, LLC’s Virtual Conference: Title IX in Motion
  • K-12 Decision-Maker Training: Role of the Decision-Maker (March 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Facilitating Hearings with Confidence (August 2021), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Title IX & Beyond: Hearing Processes, Appeals & Determining Relevance (August 2020), Title IX Solutions, LLC