Vernon E. Scoville, III  
Municipal Court
Title: City Prosecutor
Phone: (816) 228-0175

Vernon Scoville, III was appointed as Blue Springs City Prosecutor in January 2014 with more than 30 years of experience practicing and teaching law throughout the state of Missouri. Scoville’s appointment followed the retirement of Bob Welch who served Blue Springs for more than 40 years. 

Following 27 years of service, Scoville retired as a Major in the United States Army. During his time in the military he held a variety of titles including military police officer, criminal investigator and District Provost Marshall. This early law enforcement experience prepared him for legislative and judicial work outside of the military including his five consecutive elections to the Missouri House of Representatives concurrent to his legal practice with firms throughout Greater Kansas City.

As an engaged community member, Scoville is an advocate for young adults and veterans through his involvement in the Blue Springs High School Debate Team, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8100, the Disabled American Veterans advocacy group and involvement with the Eastern Jackson County Youth Court. 
Following his ten plus years as a Kansas City trial attorney, Scoville was appointed as associate circuit judge in Jackson County and later as a senior circuit court judge where he served in various counties in Missouri. 

Outside of his judicial work, he is also an active member of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City and the American Judges Association. In the past 24 years, Scoville has been a member of 13 professional organizations, and has served on more than 20 committees.

A 1976 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Scoville currently acts as the senior adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Park University and has lead professional seminars for the Missouri Bar and the National Business Institute. 


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