Mary Kate Huffman

Office: For Judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division

Term Beginning 7/2/2021

Age: 58

Residence: Centerville



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Occupation: Judge

Education: B.A. Political Science, Wright State University, M.A. Judicial Studies, University of Nevada, J.D. University of Dayton School of Law

Work Experience: Trial attorney 1990-2002; Trial judge 2002-present

Family: Married, three adult children, five grandchildren

Affiliations: Former president of Dayton Bar Association, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Dayton Bar Association Foundation; former board member and president of Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association and Ohio South Youth Soccer Association; Board Member CISV USA; former member of the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; member of the Review Board of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; member of Incarnation Parish; Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton School of Law


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(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
I have served as a judge on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, for eighteen years (2002-present) and have tried hundreds of jury trials involving a variety of criminal matters including murder cases, rape and sexual assault cases, theft, assault, weapons charges, and drug offenses, as well as civil trials involving such matters as medical malpractice, personal injury, contract disputes, landlord/tenant issues, tort actions, and other civil disputes. I have presided over the court’s Non-Support Court (2 years), Drug Court (4 years), and currently preside over the court’s Women’s Therapeutic Court. I served for three years as the court’s Administrative Judge. I recently served as the Chair of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force to Examine Ohio’s Bail System. I frequently present continuing education programs to judges and lawyers and serve as a Trustee of the Ohio Judicial College.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Trial lawyer for 12 years serving families and businesses throughout the Miami Valley. Volunteer with the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project representing members of the community who could not afford to hire a civil attorney. Mentor with the Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program. Adjunct Professor at the University of Dayton School of Law for 16 years. Volunteer with numerous community organizations.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I have worked in this position for eighteen years and I am proud to have the privilege to serve the citizens of the community and the litigants who come before the court in timely and fairly providing adjudication of all matters for all who come before the court.