Court Judges

Judge Reginald J. Routson

Reginald J. Routson


Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Liberal Studies – 1975
Bowling Green State University, Master of Arts Degree – 1976
University of Toledo College of law, Juris Doctorate Degree – 1980
Graduate, Judicial Leadership Institute – 1999


1998 – Present Judge
Common Pleas Court
Hancock County
Findlay, Ohio

1988-1998 Judge
Findlay Municipal Court
Findlay, Ohio

1985-1988 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Hancock County
Findlay, Ohio

1983-1985 Managing Attorney
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Findlay, Ohio

1981-1985 Court Monitor and Patient Advocate
Federal District Court
Toledo, Ohio

Judge Routson writes and lectures frequently for the Ohio Judicial College, Ohio State Bar Association, and other law related organizations, on such topics as DUI, evidence, criminal procedure, constitutional law, jury management issues, and new judge education.


Judicial Award – Ohio Department of Highway Safety
Honorable Mention for Outstanding New Program – Ohio Department of Safety
Unsung Hero – Victims of Crime Program for Ohio, Attorney General’s Office
Distinguished Service Award – Findlay Jaycees
Distinguished Service Award – Hancock County Schools
Outstanding Young Ohioan
Outstanding Young American
Public Official of the Year – 2000


Past Board Member: YMCA
Lincoln Center (Substance Abuse Treatment Center)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hancock County
Hancock County Highway Safety Task Force
Master of Ceremonies – Findlay First Edition Fall Fest
Past President – Hancock County Crime Prevention Association
Founder – Friends of Santa Claus
Speaker – HAPPY Program
Speaker and Lecturer – Area Schools and Community Groups
Chairman – Hancock County Red Ribbon Committee, 1991
Adjunct Professor of Law – Ohio Northern University College of Law
Adjunct Professor – University of Findlay


Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, Officer & Education Coordinator
Ohio Judicial College Board of Trustees – Chair (2001)
Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, Vice Chair
Ohio Supreme Court Appointee – Jury Management Study Committee
Ohio Jury Instructions Advisory Committee
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Judges’ Association

Drug Court Participants

Court Costs & Fees

Jury Service

Divorce Clinic for those Without Attorneys

Community Corrections Planning Board

Employment Opportunities

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