Stephen Grantham

After two and a half weeks’ delay and an inquiry by the Versailles Leader-Statesman, Gov. Eric Grietens’ office publicly announced the appointment of Stephen Grantham as 26th Judicial Circuit Associate Circuit Court Judge, serving Morgan County.
Grantham was privately informed by the governor’s office of the appointment Monday, May 1 and the Leader-Statesman confirmed the appointment with Grantham the next evening at a Tuesday, May 2 Versailles City Council meeting. Grantham resigned his position as City of Versailles legal counsel to take the judgeship. The appointment was published in the Thursday, May 4 edition of the Versailles Leader-Statesman.
At the time of Grantham’s appointment, and for the next 18 days, there was no official public announcement of the appointment from Greiten’s office, despite there being a press release regarding the appointment of John R. Lasater as Associate Circuit Court judge for St. Louis County at approximately the same time.
After phone call Thursday, May 18 by the Leader-Statesman to Greitens’ office inquiring as to why the public had not been informed officially of the appointment, the governor’s office, later the same evening, posted an official press release. The release reads, in its entirety, as follows:
May 18, 2017 – Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Stephen Grantham, of Versailles, as Associate Circuit Court Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit, which covers Morgan County.
The position became vacant through the retirement of the Honorable Kevin Schehr.
Stephen Grantham has been practicing law for 19 years with the law office of Johnson & Grantham, LLC.
Grantham previously served as the attorney for the City of Versailles and the City of Laurie. He is a member of the Morgan County SB40 Board for the Developmentally Disabled and a past member of the Morgan County Library Board.
“Steve Grantham will be an exceptional judge for Morgan County because as a life-long resident, he knows the people, the area, and the issues facing the county,” said Governor Greitens.
Grantham received his law degree from the University of Missouri. He also received his bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Missouri.