Judge Alan Blankenship is an Associate Circuit Judge in Stone County, Missouri, serving in that position since January 2003. He is the Chairman of the Missouri Supreme Court Treatment Court Committee, and a member of the Trial Judge Education Committee.
He serves as teaching faculty for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals for Adult Drug Court, DWI Court, and Veterans Treatment Court models. He has presented on treatment court related topics at training programs around the country and for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is a Fellow with the National Courts and Science Institute (formerly ASTAR, a U.S. Department of Justice program to train judges in advanced science and technology). He also serves on the Rural Justice Collaborative Advisory Council, a national board working towards improving justice systems in rural America.
Included in his judicial duties is presiding over a DWI Court and the Stone County Adult Drug Court which has been selected four consecutive times as a National Mentor Court through the National Drug Court Institute. Mentor courts help drug court programs around the country improve, and serve as national models applying best practice standards. He serves on the American Legion Missouri Boys State Board of Directors, and has served on the volunteer staff for over 40 years. He attended law school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Before his legal career, he served with the Missouri State Auditor on the professional staff and became a certified public accountant in 1986.
He is married to his wife, Dee Ann, and has three children and five grandchildren so far.