Jonathan P. Starn

EducationJonathan P. Starn

Capital University, Columbus, OH – BA 1990, cum laude
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minors: Criminal Justice and Public Address
Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH – JD 1993, cum laude
  • Law Review - Member, 1991-1993
  • Law Review - Articles Editor 1992-1993


2017– Present Judge
Common Pleas Court
Hancock County
Findlay, Ohio

2010-2017 Judge
Findlay Municipal Court
Findlay, Ohio

2000-2009 Magistrate
Hancock County Common Pleas & Findlay Municipal Courts
Findlay, Ohio

1999-2000 Attorney
Steven M. Powell Co., LPA
Findlay, Ohio

1994-1997 Assistant County Prosecutor
Hancock County Prosecutor's Office
Findlay, Ohio

1994-1999 Attorney
Betts, Miller & Russo
Findlay, Ohio


Hancock County Community Corrections Planning Board – Member, 2010 to present

Findlay and Hancock County Domestic Violence Task Force – Member, 2012 to 2017

Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Area Council – Merit Badge Counselor, Troop 319

Trinity Lutheran Church – Member, 2013 – present

Hancock Leadership – Government Leadership Academy – Graduate, Class of 2011

Hancock Leadership – Graduate, Class of 2000

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Northwestern Ohio Synod

First Lutheran Church – Member, 1998 – 2013

Fort Findlay Kiwanis Club, Findlay, OH; Past-President

St. Michael School, Findlay, OH- President of P.T.C.

Camp Fire USA, Northwest Ohio Council, Inc., Findlay, OH

Professional Associations

Ohio Judicial Conference – Member, 2010 to present.

Supreme Court of Ohio - Judicial College- Board of Trustees 2013- Present, Vice-Chair 2016- Present

Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association – Member, 2017 to present

Association of Municipal and County Judges of Ohio – Member, 2010 through February 2017

Ohio Association of Magistrates – Member, 2000 – 2009, Past President

Ohio Jail Advisory Board – Member, 2014 to present

Findlay/Hancock County Bar Associations – Member, 1994 to present

Ohio State Bar Association – Member, 1993 to Present

American Bar Association – Member, 2013 to present