Mark J. Babb

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

Age: 46

Residence: Yellow Springs



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Occupation: Attorney, Managing Partner at Babb, Anderson, Rowland & Smith

Education: J.D. The Ohio State University College of Law

Work Experience: I have worked at LexisNexis and as an attorney for the last fifteen years.

Family: Married with two children (14 and 9).

Affiliations: I have been active in the Greene County Bar Association, serving as past president and serving on both the judiciary and the ethics committees.


Bar Association Ratings: 

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
I have not previously served as a judge.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Over the fifteen years, I have advocated strongly for my clients while maintaining civil and amicable relationships with other attorneys, judges, and court personnel. I have represented thousands of people. I’m generally in court three to four days a week. I have studied the law, had jury trials, and appealed cases. I have seen some bad judges. I have also practiced in front of some great judges. Treating people with dignity, courtesy, and respect is the key to being an effective judge. All great judges understand that the courts belong to the people and that the judge is more like a caretaker than an owner of a court. Judges have to make hard decisions, but knowledge of the law is not enough to achieve fair and just results. I have learned that the most important attributes a judge can possess are patience, thoughtfulness, and a deep concern for his fellow human beings. I will bring those attributes to the bench.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I’m running for judge because I want to be of service to the people of Greene County. I’m running for this seat because our county needs a change in leadership in our Probate Court. Our county deserves a judge that will not bring meritless lawsuits against the county. Our county deserves a probate judge that knows how to treat people with dignity and respect in his courtroom. I’m running for this particular court seat because I would never allow my immediate family members to represent parties in front of me. I’m running for probate court judge because our county deserves better.