Robert A. Goering

Office: For Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 2/11/2021

Age: 59

Residence: Cincinnati



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Occupation: Hamilton County Treasurer

Education: Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY Degree: J.D.-May 1986 Denison University, Granville, OH Degree: B.A.-May 1982-Cum Laude Mariemont High School, Cincinnati, OH Diploma: 1978-Class Rank: Third

Work Experience: Hamilton County Treasurer 1991-current, Small Business Owner 1999-current, Adjunct Professor of Law, Attorney at Law

Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Cincinnati Bar Association – member and service on various committees and subcommittees; Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor; Incorporator of the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (County Land Bank)- Board Member 2012-present, Board President 2016-current.

Family: Married with 3 children

Affiliations: Eagle Scout, Phi Beta Kappa, Leadership Cincinnati Class XV and Steering Committee, Hamilton County Budget Commission – current President, Hamilton County Investment Advisory Committee- President 1991-current.


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(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
I have been elected President of the Hamilton County Board of Revision every year since becoming Hamilton County Treasurer. I have overseen approximately 95,000 quasi judicial Complaints involving Real Estate Valuations under the Ohio Revised Code. I have administered rules that treat all litigants and participants with dignity and respect. These Board of Revision cases are ruled on timely and efficiently and have involved Court of Appeal cases and Ohio Supreme Court litigation as well.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
My legal experience makes me uniquely qualified to be a Judge in Hamilton County Court. I have served as counsel for many individuals and businesses facing severe financial problems. Further I have been teaching the Bankruptcy Course at Northern Kentucky University – Chase College of Law with my father since 2005. As an Attorney and an Instructor, I appreciate individual concerns. I regularly appear in front of Judges, and in my classes as well, I understand timeliness and practicality.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I am running for Judge in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas because I have the experience and skills for a most successful tenure. I have been active in our community for decades. I have served on the Boards of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America and its Executive Committee, the Stepping Stones Board and the Hamilton County Land Bank (President of the Board), just to name a few. I am an Eagle Scout and giving back time and energy to our community is most important.