Thomas Frawley is a senior judge who has served as presiding judge in Missouri's 45th Judicial Circuit, where he handled civil, criminal, and family law proceedings. He also served as a circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit, where he was assigned to family court and the juvenile division. In that division, Judge Frawley was responsible for all juvenile court proceedings (i.e., care and protection, delinquency, termination of parental rights, and adoption). He implemented the Juvenile Court Improvement Project, designed to decrease the amount of time children spend in foster care and improve outcomes for children and youth. Among other activities, Judge Frawley is currently a member of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and the Missouri State Foster Care and Adoption Board. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hamilton College and a law degree from the University of Missouri Law School (Columbia).