Judge and Magistrate Information

Kristen K. Johnson

Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge

Kristen Johnson is in her second term as the Judge in Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court.  Prior to being elected Judge, she served as Magistrate for the court for five (5) years.  Prior to that, she was employed as an Assistant Prosecutor with Hancock County for approximately seventeen (17) years.  She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo in 1993.  Kristen was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice in 2012.  She is the Founder and Past President of Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children, has served on the boards of the Hancock Christian Clearing House, Hancock Youth Leadership and Ohio Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Kristen is a graduate of the JoAnne Davidson Leadership Institute in 2012.  She received the CASA Community Light of Hope Award in 2006 and 2009.  Kristen has served as a Guardian ad Litem for children and previously trained others to be GAL’s through the Supreme Court of Ohio. 

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David A. Land

Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court Magistrate

David Land was appointed the Magistrate in the Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court on January 5, 2015.  Prior to that, he was employed as a Prosecutor in Defiance County for approximately twenty-four (24) years.   He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio Northern University in 1989.  He is one of the founding members of the Domestic Violence Task Force in Defiance, Ohio.  David is married to his wife Cindy and they have three children.

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