Megan Seay will be in Jefferson City today (Tuesday) filing as a candidate for Division I – 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge of Missouri, according to a press release from Seay received Monday. The circuit includes the counties of Dent, Crawford, Iron, Wayne and Reynolds. Seay has had a private law practice in Salem since 2012. She is married to A.J. Seay, a life-long resident of Salem, for five years, and together they have two children, Kolson Seay, 15, and Zoey Seay, 4.
Megan was born in 1979 to Ronald and Edna Seufert and raised in Iola, Kansas until their relocation to Smithville, Missouri. In 1998, Megan graduated valedictorian of Smithville High School. Shortly thereafter Megan earned her American FFA Degree while attending college at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She graduated college cum laude in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She attended law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in May of 2005. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk at Oliver, Walker, Wilson, L.L.C., in Columbia. After graduating from law school, Megan then worked as an associate attorney at Hendren & Andrae, L.L.C., in Jefferson City. She subsequently relocated to the Rolla area and practiced as an associate attorney at Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C., from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, after marrying A.J., Megan opened her law practice in Salem where she has been a solo-practitioner for almost six years. Seay's experience in private practice has varied including the areas of dissolution, custody, child support, adoption, probate, real estate, estate planning, criminal law and general civil litigation.
Seay was raised Catholic, however is a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially while doing activities on the Current River. Being from Kansas, she jokes that she never knew a person might be able to see to the bottom of a river until she moved to Missouri. Seay's parents have been residents of Salem since 2014 and enjoy watching Kolson and Zoey grow up in a small-town atmosphere.
Seay believes herself to be a good candidate for Circuit Judge because she has experience in many of the various types of law that are the focus of the position she is seeking, she brings new ideas and perspectives to the judiciary having worked closely with the public for all 13 years of her private practice and she understands the necessity of a strong work ethic, having been a small business owner for almost six years.