Meet Abbie Rothermich

The Honorable Abbie Rothermich is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. She was appointed during her tenure on the Board by Governor Michael L. Parson on December 22, 2024.

Prior to her appointment, she was serving as the Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Division at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. During her tenure at the Missouri Attonrey General’s Office, Judge Rothermich handled fifteen jury trials and mentored other attorneys to improve their trial practice. Prior to that, she worked at Legal Aid of Western Missouri, where she represented low-income individuals in various court proceedings. This experience gave her the opportunity to empower others to gain employment, buy a vehicle, and even purchase a home. Seeing these changes in others was extremely gratifying.

During her fourteen year legal career, Judge Rothermich has prioritized public service and volunteered her time with community organizations. She has been a member of Junior League of Kansas City since 2013, where she has served in numerous leadership roles. The training she received through the Junior League had a direct impact on her appointment as a Missouri state judge because it pushed her to reach higher levels professionally. In her application, Judge Rothermich said: “The League has pushed me to reach my full potential. In turn, when I was applying for a judicial role, I was well outside of my comfort zone. I had to advocate for myself, display leadership qualities, and demonstrate a community-oriented mindset. Had I not already been pushed, supported, and empowered as a League member, I am confident that I would not have achieved this success in my professional life. It is an absolute honor to be recognized as a top 40 under 40 by the very organization that has trained me in leadership skills, and given me so much more in my personal life.”