New Boone County circuit court judge officially sworn in

7 months 15 hours 35 minutes ago Friday, October 20 2017 Oct 20, 2017 Friday, October 20, 2017 8:04:00 PM CDT October 20, 2017 in News
By: Claire Kopsky, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Boone and Callaway County has a new circuit judge.

Judge J. Hasbrouck “Brouck” Jacobs will preside over Boone and Callaway County criminal and civil cases starting Monday. Presiding Judge Kevin Crane swore Jacobs in as the Division 1 Circuit Judge for the 13th Circuit. 

Governor Greitens appointed Jacobs a week before the ceremony, October 13. 

Jacobs is replacing Senior Judge Christine Carpenter, who is retiring after 18 years of service.

At 34, Jacobs is younger than most when they’re sworn in as judges.  

His father, John, told Jacobs not to expect the job because older judges were also up for the position.

When Jacobs called his father with the news of his appointment, John said based on his son’s character, he was not surprised.

“Brouck has always been a very confident child all his life ands always exceeded all expectations. So I’m surprised, but I’m not surprised.”

When asked about representing races equally in the courtroom, Brouck Jacobs said, “As a judge I have to listen to both parties and you have to listen fairly and you don’t come into court with a preconceived decision made, you listen to the parties, you hear their arguments and then you make the decision. And that’s what I expect to do.”

Jacobs and his family have been in Columbia more than four years. He was previously an assistant prosecutor in Boone County. Prior to that he was in North Carolina in a private practice, an assistant prosecutor in Saint Louis County and an assistant state attorney in Florida.

“I’ve been a career courtroom lawyer. Almost every day of my career I’ve been in the courtrooms practicing and I’m looking forward to taking the bench and staying in the court room,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs’ father said the courtroom is a natural place for his son. 

“He loves the courtroom, he loves the action and the camaraderie and the competition.”

Within the Columbia community, Jacobs is on the Columbia Public Library and Daniel Boone Regional Library board of trustees.

John said Brouck and his family like to be immersed in the Columbia community.

“To be a part of a community and to see people who care about each other and who are there for each other especially in the difficult times. And we all go through those times, so I look forward to Brouck being able to make a contribution and to be of good service to the people here.”

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