Municipal Judges

Dana M. Altieri

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The Honorable Dana M. Altieri was elected municipal judge of the Lee's Summit Municipal Court in April 2010 and was reelected in 2014.

Judge Altieri is a life-long Lee's Summit resident and is active in her community. She is a member of Rotary International and volunteers at the Rotary Youth Camp, Special Olympics and Salvation Army. She has been appointed by the Jackson County Executive to serve on various high profile commissions and served on the Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street Board of Directors Nominating Committee. 

Judge Altieri has taught courses to legal professionals and serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem, representing abused and neglected children in the Kansas City area.
In 2015, Judge Altieri was inducted into the Lee's Summit High School Hall of Fame for her personal and professional accomplishments.

Judge Altieri is a member of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Bar Leadership Academy, Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Federal Court Advocates, the Inn of the Court and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity where she has served as president.

Judge Altieri graduated from the University of Missouri in 1998, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in history. In 2001, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She is also a graduate of the study abroad program at Peking University - Beijing, China, and served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jay A. Daugherty of the Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri from 2001 through 2003.

James M. Tobin

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The Honorable Judge Tobin has served as municipal judge in Lee's Summit since October 1989 and was most recently reelected in April 2016. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, American Judges Association, and is a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as president of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association in 1995 through 1996. He has also served as a part-time instructor at the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges.

Judge Tobin graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1976. He holds a commission as Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve. He was deployed overseas with his reserve unit in January 2003 and returned from Iraq in February 2004.