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Twelfth District Court of Appeals Selects Leadership

Image of 12th District Court of Appeals Judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson

From left: 12th District Court of Appeals Judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson will serve as presiding judge and administrative judge respectively.

Image of 12th District Court of Appeals Judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson

From left: 12th District Court of Appeals Judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson will serve as presiding judge and administrative judge respectively.

By a unanimous vote of their colleagues on the 12th District Court of Appeals, Judge Robert P. Ringland will become presiding judge and Judge Robert A. Hendrickson will serve as the administrative judge in 2014.

As presiding judge, Judge Ringland will preside over all court sessions and meetings of the full court. Judge Hendrickson’s duties include supervising the administration, docket and calendar of the court. The administrative judge also serves as presiding judge during the absence of the presiding judge.

Judge Ringland, who lives in Batavia, has served on the Court of Appeals since January 2009 and was formerly the court’s administrative judge. Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, he was a judge on the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas for 26 years. He is the past president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association.  Judge Ringland currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has also served by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court, and the First, Second, and Fourth District Courts of Appeal as a visiting judge.

Judge Hendrickson, of Monroe, was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2008. Before beginning his first term on February 9, 2009, Judge Hendrickson served as Butler County Area III Court judge. He also served as a city councilman for the city of Monroe, a magistrate for the Hamilton Municipal Court, and as acting prosecutor for both the Hamilton and Middletown muni­cipal courts.

The 12th District Court of Appeals is located in Mid­dle­town, and reviews cases from Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Preble, and War­ren Counties. The judges of the court currently include Judge Ringland, Judge Hendrickson, Judge Stephen W. Powell of West Chester, Judge Robin N. Piper of Oxford, and Judge Michael E. Powell of Lebanon.

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