Hon. Kimberly A. Melnick
Judge Melnick was appointed to the Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division, in March 2022 after serving the majority of her 28 year career prosecuting criminal cases.
Judge Melnick began her legal career with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office in January 1994. In 1998, she went into private practice before returning to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Judge Melnick spent time as a Deputy District Attorney in Jefferson County, Colorado. She returned to Dayton and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office in November 2006.
During her tenure with the Prosecutor’s Office, she served, among other positions, as a Supervising Attorney of the Grand Jury/Intake Division, the Supervising Attorney for the Adult Protection Unit, as a Trial Supervisor, training and managing trial attorneys and most recently as a member of the Violent Crimes Bureau, prosecuting only homicide cases.
Judge Melnick graduated Wright State University 1990, receiving her B.S. in Marketing. She received her Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Judge Melnick is a member of the Dayton Bar Association and the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court. She is currently a member of the Common Pleas Court’s Information Technology and Security Committees.
Judge Melnick’s is located in courtroom 5. It is located on the third floor and is the last courtroom on the right-hand side of the hallway.