Judge Jack R. Puffenberger
Presiding Administrative Judge of
Lucas County Probate Court


Lucas County Probate Court
Lucas County Court House
700 Adams Street, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone # (419) 213-4775
Fax # (419) 213-4764
judgepuff@lucas-co-probate-ct.org

 

Judge Jack R. Puffenberger

Education

* University of Toledo College of Law
* Youngstown State University
* Kent State University
* Port Clinton High School
Juris Doctor Degree, 1978
Masters of Science Degree, 1975
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1973
Dean's List, 1973
Diploma, 1969

Professional Service

*  Judge, Lucas County Probate Court, 1/91 - present
*  Presiding Judge, Lucas County Common Pleas Court, 2007 

*  Judge, Toledo Municipal Court, 4/87 - 1/91

*  American Judges Association Board of Governors, 4/07 - present

*  American Judges Association, Chair, Probate and Elder Law Committee, 9/09 - present
*  National College of Probate Judges - Trustee, 11/04 - 12/06 
*  The Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, 1/1/00 - 12/31/02
President, Ohio Probate Judges Association, 6/01 - 6/03
*  Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee, 6/00 - 12/04; 1/07 - present
*  Ohio Judicial Conference Probate Law & Procedure Committee, Co-Chairman, 1994 - present
*  Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts, 1/02 - present 
*  Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Rules of Practice & Procedure, 4/95 - 12/00; 3/03 - 12/09
*  Toledo Bar Association - Nominating Committee - 6/05 - 6/07 
*  Attorney, General Practice of Law, 5/79 - 4/87
*  Assistant Director of Law, City of Toledo, Toledo Municipal Court Prosecutor, 7/79 - 4/87

Professional Societies

Ohio State Bar Association
American Judicature Society
Toledo Women's Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Judges Association
Toledo Bar Association
Lucas County Bar Association

Social, Service and Civic Associations

*  Hope Lutheran Church
*  Comprehensive Addiction Services Systems (COMPASS) Former Board Member
*  Toledo Museum of Art
*  Toledo Zoological Society
*  Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association - Life Member and Scholarship Committee Member
*  Greater Beneficial Union (GBU)
*  International Institute of Greater Toledo, Inc. - Former Board Member
*  Citizens for Metroparks
*  Toledo Botanical Gardens
*  Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio - Board Member
*  National Youth Sports Coaches Association
*  Kent State University Alumni Association - Former Member of the National Board of Directors
*  University of Toledo Alumni Association - Former Board Member
*  Scholarship Fund, Inc. - Board member, Current President 

Addendum

*  Numerous Ohio Probate Judges Association Meritorious Service Awards
*  American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Academic Achievement in the field of Constitutional Law
*  St. James Lutheran Church, three times Past President of Church Council
*  Guest Lecturer, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
*  Guest Lecturer, Ohio Municipal Judges Association
*  Guest Lecturer, University of Toledo
*  Guest Lecturer, Defense Trial Lawyers
*  Guest Lecturer, Stark County Bar Association
*  Guest Lecturer, Franklin County Bar Association
*  Guest Lecturer, Greene County Bar Association
*  Guest Lecturer, Lucas County Bar Association
*  Guest Lecturer, Toledo Bar Association
*  Acting Presiding Judge of Toledo Municipal Court, 1990
Assigned by Ohio Supreme Court as a Visiting Judge in Sylvania, Ohio 1989 - 1990
*  Recipient of numerous Certificates of Attainment from Ohio Judicial College
*  Several trips to El Salvador building homes with Habitat for Humanity

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