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Dear Friends

Welcome to our website!  It is an honor to serve  you on the First District Court of Appeals.

My judicial philosophy is simple:  I believe that the role of the Judge is not to make the law, but to apply it fairly and consistently.  By a consistent and fair application of the law, we help maintain a community where people want to live and invest.  Fair and consistent application of the law fosters a vibrant economy and safe neighborhoods.

On the First District, we hear appeals from civil and criminal courts across Hamilton County.  Because the Ohio Supreme Court only hears a small number of cases, in most instances ours is the last word on the mattter before us.  Needless to say it is an important job and needs to be performed with great care.

In the coming weeks, we will be revamping this website.  I invite you to check back soon.

Sincerely,

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