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Governor Appoints Dressel to Kettering Municipal Court

Kettering Municipal Court Acting Judge Frederick W. Dressel will be able to remove the word “acting” before his title on May 19, after his appointment to the court’s vacancy Tuesday by Gov. John R. Kasich.

Dressell replaces former Judge Robert L. Moore who died February 1. Dressel must win in the November 2015 general election to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends December 31, 2019.

Dressel received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and earned his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Since 1993, he has practiced law at Ruffolo, Stone & Dressel and has served as acting judge and acting magistrate since 1995. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 6, 1981.

Dressel previously served as acting magistrate for the Vandalia Municipal Court and as assistant public defender for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office. He has served as legal product analyst and acquisition coordinator at Mead Data Central and as law clerk in the office of John A. Dicke in Denver, Colorado.

Dressel has been recognized as Outstanding Citizen Advocate of the Year by the Centerville Education Foundation and received the Appointed Counsel Special Recognition Award from Montgomery County. An active member of the community, Dressel has served in a number of roles including precinct captain for the Montgomery County Republic Party, mock trial coach and adviser at Centerville High School, member of the Dor-Wood Optimist Club, member of the Americana Festival Committee, and coach for many youth baseball and basketball teams. Dressel lives with his wife, Moira, and their three children in Centerville.