Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Bidding Farewell

After a combined 69 years on the bench, Judges Patricia Doherty, John Kest, Jon Morgan, and Janet Thorpe retired from full-time service at the end of 2020. During their last weeks at the courts, Chief Judge Don Myers took the opportunity to sit down and interview each of them. Listen in as our retiring judges look back at their careers and explore what lies ahead.


Open Ninth
Episode 116

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 39:57



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Jon B. Morgan

Circuit Judge

Senior Judge Janet C. Thorpe
Janet C. Thorpe

Senior Judge

Senior Judge John Marshall Kest
John Marshall Kest

Senior Judge

Judge John Marshall Kest as served as a Circuit Judge since 2003. He currently serves in the Circuit Criminal Division in Orange County.

Senior Judge Patricia A. Doherty
Patricia A. Doherty

Senior Judge

Judge Doherty has served as a Circuit Judge since 2010. She currently serves as the Associate Administrative Judge in the Juvenile Division.