Reginald J. Routson

Image of Reginald J. RoutsonEducation

Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Liberal Studies – 1975
Bowling Green State University, Master of Arts Degree – 1976
University of Toledo College of law, Juris Doctorate Degree – 1980
Graduate, Judicial Leadership Institute – 1999


1998 – Present Judge
Common Pleas Court
Hancock County
Findlay, Ohio

1988-1998 Judge
Findlay Municipal Court
Findlay, Ohio

1985-1988 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Hancock County
Findlay, Ohio

1983-1985 Managing Attorney
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Findlay, Ohio

1981-1985 Court Monitor and Patient Advocate
Federal District Court
Toledo, Ohio

Judge Routson writes and lectures frequently for the Ohio Judicial College, Ohio State Bar Association, and other law related organizations, on such topics as DUI, evidence, criminal procedure, constitutional law, jury management issues, and new judge education.

Awards and Achievements

Judicial Award – Ohio Department of Highway Safety

Honorable Mention for Outstanding New Program – Ohio Department of Safety

Unsung Hero – Victims of Crime Program for Ohio, Attorney General’s Office

Distinguished Service Award – Findlay Jaycees

Distinguished Service Award – Hancock County Schools

Outstanding Young Ohioan

Outstanding Young American

Public Official of the Year – 2000


Past Board Member: YMCA

Lincoln Center (Substance Abuse Treatment Center)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hancock County

Hancock County Highway Safety Task Force

Master of Ceremonies – Findlay First Edition Fall Fest

Past President – Hancock County Crime Prevention Association

Founder – Friends of Santa Claus

Speaker – HAPPY Program

Speaker and Lecturer – Area Schools and Community Groups

Chairman – Hancock County Red Ribbon Committee, 1991

Adjunct Professor of Law – Ohio Northern University College of Law

Adjunct Professor – University of Findlay

Professional Associations

Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, Officer & Education Coordinator

Ohio Judicial College Board of Trustees – Chair (2001)

Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, Vice Chair

Ohio Supreme Court Appointee – Jury Management Study Committee

Ohio Jury Instructions Advisory Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Judges’ Association