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The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Congratulates Judge Krista S. Peyton
By: Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter
Judge Peyton was sworn into office Jan., 7, 2022, and began hearing a full civil docket Feb. 7 in Division 41. On any given day, Judge Peyton can touch more than 200 cases ranging from breach of contract to landlord tenant matters and trials de novo that are appealed from small claims court. She is also a co-signor for traffic commissioners and must review and approve their orders for each driver's license revocations.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Peyton served as general counsel and chief contracting officer for the St. Louis Housing Authority. When asked about the contrast between her role in-house and the judiciary, Judge Peyton, said, "When you are in-house you are trying to guide the client to make the best choices within a legal framework and can have an isolated view, where as a judge I must have a broader global perspective."
"I enjoyed working with a collective group of individuals because when you are the general counsel, you get to work with everybody because any legal issue that touches the entity means you are involved. As a judge I have enjoyed being in a decision-making role and have enjoyed the wide spectrum of lawyers I get to work with and see every day," Judge Peyton added.
Judge Peyton is a St. Louis native having attended Rosati Kain High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and received a law degree from Syracuse University. During law school, Judge Peyton completed a master's degree in political science at the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University.
About the ACC - St. Louis
The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 600 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the world by the Association of Corporate Counsel. The St. Louis Chapter has received the Gold Chapter of Distinction Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/
Ann Marie Mayuga