|Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri|
October 15, 2008
|Appointed by||Matt Blunt|
|Preceded by||Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.|
April 28, 1963 |
|Spouse(s)||Julie Ann Fischer|
|Alma mater||William Jewell College
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Zel M. Fischer (born April 28, 1963) is a Judge on the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Missouri. A native of Watson, he received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at William Jewell College he was a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order. He was elected as a Republican to serve as Atchison County Judge in 2006 after private practice in Atchison, Nodaway and Holt counties for nearly 15 years.
Following the Missouri Plan for the appointment of appellate judges in Missouri, Fischer was one of three candidates proposed to Governor Matt Blunt by the state's Appellate Judicial Committee to replace Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. Blunt announced his appointment of Fischer on October 15, 2008 on the grounds of the Atchison County, Missouri Courthouse in Rock Port, Missouri. He cited Fischer's judicial philosophy of strict interpretation of the state's constitution and laws as the reason for his selection. He was sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on October 23, 2008.
- Official Manual of Missouri, 2009-2010
- Missouri Supreme Court: Zel Fischer Biography
- Ray Scherer (October 16, 2008). "Newest Justice Calls Atchison County Home". "St. Joseph News-Press"
- October 25, 2008. "Zel Fischer Informally Sworn in as Judge". "St. Joseph News-Press"
- Judge Zel Fischer on the Missouri Supreme Court website
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri