Saint Louis University
Joseph J. Simeone


B.S., Saint Louis University
LL.B., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
LL.M., University of Michigan Law School
S.J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Joseph J. Simeone
Professor Emeritus

Joseph J. Simeone has served as a Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals and Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. He is a retired United States Judge of the Executive Department in the Department of Social Security.

A native of Quincy, Illinois, Judge Simeone began teaching at the school of law in 1947. He served as legal counsel to two Governors of Missouri and legal advisor to the Judiciary Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives. He is the principal author and draftsman of the Judicial Article of the Missouri Constitution, the original Missouri Public Defender Act, the Controlled Substances Law, various environmental laws and other legislation. Simeone has authored more than sixty legal articles, published in various legal journals, and he has written more than three hundred judicial opinions.

The recipient of numerous awards for his judicial and community service, Judge Simeone was most recently honored by the Missouri Supreme Court with a lifetime achievement award in appreciation of more than 50 years of dedication to the field of law.