Jay Meyer

Office: For Judge of the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas, Probate/Juvenile Division
Term Beginning 2/9/2021

Age: 48

Residence: Tiffin



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Occupation: Judge

Education: J.D. Ohio Northern University 1996; B.A. Business Administration Ohio Northern University 1993; Tiffin Columbian High School 1989

Work Experience: 1996-1998 Assistant County Prosecutor; 1998-2009 Partner of Law Firm and Private Practitioner; 2009-present Juvenile and Probate Judge

Family: Married with four children

Affiliations: Ohio State Bar Association; Probate and Juvenile Judges Associations; Volunteer youth volleyball and basketball coach, Volunteer Youth Mentor with SMYL Program; St. Mary Catholic Church; Seneca County Commission on Aging Board Member


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(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
11 years – Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Judge

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Prior to my service on the bench, I was a practicing lawyer for 12 years. My experience was diverse and included time as an Assistant County Prosecutor as well as a private practitioner. My passion for working with youth stems from my upbringing. I was blessed to grow up with seven foster sisters and saw first hand the profound affect the juvenile court system can have on at-risk youth. My passion and interest in probate stemmed from my over nine years of experience practicing in the probate area. My combined personal and professional experiences positioned me well to serve Seneca County’s as juvenile and probate judge.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
This has been and continues to be my dream job. No court in Seneca County has a greater impact on the at-risk population in our area. The Probate and Juvenile Court is uniquely positioned to provide direction and protection to our youth, our disabled and our elderly. It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Seneca County.