Hon. Ellen Roper

Areas of Competence:

Administrative Law, Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Commercial, Construction, Consumer, Contracts, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Real Property


Professional Experience:

Ellen Roper is a graduate of Brandeis University, University of Missouri, Hastings College, National Judicial College and the Missouri Trial Judges College. Ellen is a member of the Association of Missouri Mediators. Roper has been a circuit judge for 28 years and a probate judge for 3 years. She has also served as a special Judge on Missouri Supreme Court & Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, on the Faculty of the National Judicial College, a Missouri Assistant Attorney General and Executive Director and Counsel of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. She is involved in her community as a member of Columbia South Rotary having served as President and Board member. She was a past board member of the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, a past president and board member of the Missouri Symphony Society, and she currently serves as a board member of the Columbia Police Foundation.


Professional Affiliations:

  • Circuit Judge
  • Probate Judge
  • Special Judge – Missouri Supreme Court & Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
  • Faculty National Judicial College
  • Missouri Assistant Attorney General
  • Executive Director and Counsel



  • A.B., Brandeis University
  • J.D., University of Missouri
  • Trial Advocacy Program, Hastings College
  • National Judicial College
  • Missouri Trial Judges College



  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Association of Missouri Mediators



  • Law Review
  • Missouri Bar Association – Judicial Excellence Award (2006)
  • University of Missouri Law School – Citation of Merit (2007)
  • Missouri Commission on Human Rights – Lifetime Award


Columbia, MO

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