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William F Hutson

William F Hutson

For Judge of the Medina County Court of Common Pleas General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/1/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Westfield Center
  • Email
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  • Age
  • Occupation
    Attorney and Medina County Commissioner
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Ferris State University, 1982

    Juris Doctorate; Capital University Law School, 1991

  • Work Experience

    Worked for Westfield Insurance Company for 31 years in various legal and administrative capacities.  Started Hutson Law Office, Ltd. in 2013 and have developed a successful solo practice serving clients in the areas of litigation, probate, estate planning, business and transactional law.  Have been the Law Director for the Village of Westfield Center for the past 25 years and currently serve in that capacity.

    In addition to my law practice and Law Director role, I am in my second term as a Medina County Commissioner.

  • Family
    Married with two adult children and two grandchildren
  • Affiliations

    Ohio State Bar Association, member

    Medina County Bar Association, member

    Medina County Estate Planners Council, member

    Municipal Attorney Association, member

    Habitat for Humanity of Medina County, former board president

    Medina Hospital Foundation, Board Member

    Medina Sunrise Rotary, member

  • Endorsements

    FOP #204

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)


Question 2

What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I have been practicing law for 31 years and have experience in the public and private sectors.  I understand how businesses, law firms and the public sector operate and can leverage that understanding to run an effective court. I have appreared in numerous courts and assisted hundreds of clients with their legal needs.

The court is here to serve the public in two principal manners.  It provides a forum for the resolution of conflict and serves to balance the interests of individual defendants and public safety.  As County Commissioner I have been the chief proponent for providing appropriate facilities for our court system to assure that the courts can be effective and efficient. 

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

Our current judge for this court is retiring.  He has run an effective and efficient court that has served Medina County well.  I would like to continue his legacy and continue to serve the residents of Medina County by providing a justice system that is fair, impartial and efficient.