Judge Joseph W. Kirby Judge Joseph W. Kirby

In 1991, he entered law school at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. After his first year, he transferred and ultimately graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, with a Juris-Doctorate degree and was admitted to the practice of law before the Ohio Supreme Court in November, 1995.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Kirby was a partner in a law firm in Springboro, Ohio whose practice consisted primarily of criminal defense, personal injury and family law. In 1996, he was appointed a part-time magistrate in the Warren County Juvenile Court, presiding over cases involving delinquent and unruly children, and child support matters.

In 2005, Governor Bob Taft appointed him as the Area II Judge of Warren County Court, presiding over cases involving misdemeanor criminal, traffic and civil disputes for the southern part of Warren County. In 2006 and 2012, he ran unopposed in the general election to retain his seat.

In April of 2013, Governor John Kasich appointed him as the Judge of Warren County Probate - Juvenile Court. In 2014 he ran unopposed in both the primary and general election to retain his seat. Read Full Biography...


Tony Brigano, Court Administrator
Carolyn Duvelius, Chief Magistrate
Jenn Coatney, Magistrate
Andy Sievers, Magistrate
Jenna Seitz, Magistrate
Tony Miller, Superintendent of the Juvenile Detention Center
Jennifer Biggs, Superintendent of the Mary Haven Youth Center
Malia Mumma, CASA Director
Laura Schnecker, Chief Probation Officer