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Robert G Montgomery

Robert G Montgomery

5th District Court of Appeals
Full Term Commencing Feb. 9, 2025

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Blue Rock
  • Email
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
    Former Common Pleas Judge/Attorney /business owner
  • Education

    Capital University Law School , Juris Doctor ( J.D.) Law ( 1993-1996) graduated with honors ( Order of Curia) 

    Bowling Green State University, BA 1989


  • Work Experience

    Hydro Carbon Investment Group Ltd. , managing member March 1994- present

    Montgomery White Oak Farms 1999-present

    Judge, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, January 2011- February 2021

    Franklin County Recorder , September 2000- December 2010.

    Robert G Montgomery Law Offices , 1997- December 2010. 
    Village of Hartford Solicitors Office , Assistant Solicitor/Prosecutor , 1997-1999. 

    CEO Community Cable Inc. , 1991-1997. 

  • Family
    Married with 2 sons
  • Affiliations

    Ohio Association of Probate Judges , First Vice President June 2019- February 2021

    Ohio Association of Probate Judges , Second Vice President, June 2017-June 2019

    Member Probate Law and Procedure Committee, June 2013-February 2021

    Ohio Association of Probate Judges , Secretary/Historian, June 2015- June 2017

    Ohio Association of Probate Judges, At Large Officer June 2012- June 2015  

    Commission on the Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts, Commissioner appointed by Supreme Court of Ohio 2 terms 2012- 2017 




  • Endorsements

    Ohio Right to Life 

    Letter of Support McKinley Lodge 2 Fraternal Order of the Police

    "A" rated by Buckeye Firearms Association 

    Licking County Conservatives 

  • Bar Association Ratings

    Highly Recommended, Columbus Bar Association 2020

    Highly Recommended, Columbus Bar Association 2014

    Recommended , Stark County Bar Association 2024

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Presiding Judge , Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division January 2011 - February 2021 ( 10 years 2 months) 

Administrative Judge/ Clerk of Court , Franklin County Probate Court January 2011- February 2021( 10 years 2 months) 

Judge , Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division ( sitting by assignment of presiding judge of the general division. January 2011- February 2021 ( 10 years 2 months) 

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

Judge Franklin County Common Pleas Court Probate Division January 2011- February 2021

Question 2

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

Practiced law for over 25 years in Business Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate law, Administrative Law and some criminal law as well. I also have much private sector business experience that has been a valuable asset for me which gives me a unique insight when analyzing cases. 

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

Practice law for over 25 years. 

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I decided to run for this Appellate Court seat when I found out no other candidates running had any previous experience as a Judge. The Court of Appeals is the second highest Court in the State and the Appellate Court Judges job will be to review lower Court Judges decisions. Having Judicial experience is very important and I think it's much better to have someone who has been a Judge reviewing lower court judges opinions versus someone who has never been a judge. I entered this race to make sure the people of the 5th district had the option to elect someone with actual judicial experience for one of the highest Courts in the State. 

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

Because no other candidate running for this particular seat has had any Judicial experience as a Judge. I am the only candidate who has been a judge.