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Judge Jon Gray Retires From Jackson County Circuit Court

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Judge Jon Gray retired from the Jackson County Circuit Court last month, after more than 20 years on the bench. He was only 34 years old when he was appointed as a circuit court judge. And over the years, he got to know the people whose cases he considered, not only in the courtroom, but also in prison and beyond. He recently sat down with KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross to talk about his career in the judiciary. Gray said one of the last penalties he assessed in the courtroom was against himself.

Judge Gray is now a partner at the law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.

This story was produced for KC Currents.

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