Todd Thornhill

Leadership Team
Title: Chief Judge of Municipal Court
Phone: 417-864-1890
Thornhill, Todd.jpg

As the Chief Judge of the Springfield Municipal Court, Judge Thornhill's duties include presiding over city ordinance violation cases as well as being responsible for the day-to-day administration of the court.

Thornhill has been with the city since April of 1993 when he was appointed Second Division Judge. In April of 1994 he was appointed as the court's Chief Judge.

After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Judge Thornhill attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He graduated from MU in 1987 with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Upon graduation, he worked in private practice with the Springfield law firm of Woolsey, Fisher, Whiteaker and McDonald until 1990. From 1990 until 1993, Judge Thornhill was an attorney with the law offices of Robert M.N. Palmer in Springfield.

Thornhill is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges' Association. 

Return to Staff Directory