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Judge, Hamilton County Probate Court
William Howard Taft Center
230 East Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Judge, Probate Court Hamilton County, Ohio, 2003 - Present
Clerk of Courts Hamilton County, Ohio, 1992 - 2003
Vice Mayor City of Cincinnati, 1976-1977
Council Member City of Cincinnati, 1974-1978, 1985-1987, 1989-1992
1st Vice President Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners, 1973-1974
Commission Member Cincinnati Recreation Commission, 1974
Commission Member Cincinnati Planning Commission, 1977


U.S. Attorney Southern District of Ohio, 1978-1982
President National Assoc. of Former U.S. Attorneys, 2001-2002
President Ohio Clerk of Courts Association, 1998
Member Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts, 2000 - 2007
Member Legislative Task Force to Study Eminent Domain and Its Use and Application in the State, 2006 (Co-chair, Subcommittee on Compensation & Procedure)
Member Privacy and Access Subcommittee of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts, 2000 - 2005
Commission Member Comm. on Racial Fairness, Ohio Sup. Court, 1993-1998
Commission Member Ohio Courts Futures Commission, 1998 - 2000
Instructor Ohio Bailiff Basic Training Program
Member Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, 1995 - 2003
Advisory Committee Atty. Gen.'s Advisory Comm. of U.S. Attys., 1980-1982
Top Ten Probate Websites National College of Probate Judges
Best Court Website (Office) Clerk of Courts Website, #1 in Country, Justice Served, 1999
Honorable Mention (Office) Best of the Web Awards, Center for Digital Government, 2002
Finalist (Office) Smithsonian Computerworld Awards, 1999
Commendation William Webster, Director FBI, in re Bruce Baltzer kidnapping case, 1979
Special Commendation U.S. Dept. of Justice, July 2, 1981
Adjunct Instructor Chase Coll. of Law, North. Kentucky Univ., 1982-1986
Asst. Attorney General State of Ohio, 1971-1974
Legislative Intern Ohio Legislative Service Commission, 1963-1964
Author Federal Criminal Trials, Lexis Law Publ., 8th Ed., 2014
Author Privacy and Court Records on the Internet - Mutually Exclusive Concepts, ABA Judges' Journal, Summer 2001
Editor & Contributor Proving Federal Crimes, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1981
Author Oil and Gas Law, Ohio Legislative Serv. Comm., 1964


University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1966
Ohio State University Graduate School (Ford Found. Fellow), 1963-1964
Xavier University A.B., 1962
Sophia University Tokyo, Japan, Summer 1961
St. Xavier High School Diploma, 1958


Honorary Degree Cincinnati Technical College, D.T.L., 1979
Commission Member Ohio Bicentennial Commission, 1998-2004
Committee Member USGA Amateur Pub. Links Championship, 1990 - Pres.
Award Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Economic Opportunity Award, 2002
Award Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1997
Award of Merit Hamilton County Genealogical Society, 2014
President Greater Cincinnati Golf Association, 2003 - Present
Co-Chairperson Cincinnati Police Memorial Fund Drive
Honored One of 175 Gtr. Park Peo., 175th Ann. of Cinn. Pk. Bd.
Moderator Univ. of Cincinnati, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Life Member The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores
Steering Committee Leadership Cincinnati
General Chairman USGA Amateur Public Links Championship, 1987
President Golf Advisory Board - Cinti. Recre. Comm., 1993-1995
Rules Official U.S. Open, Senior Open, U.S. Amateur, NCAA Finals
Board of Trustees Talbert House
Alumni Trustee University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 1985-1987
General Chairman Xavier University Alumni Fund Drive, 1984
Trustee Friends of Cincinnati Parks, Inc.
Trustee Nat'l Endowment Fund, Kolping Society of America
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