Hon. Mary Katherine Huffman
Judge Huffman has been a General Division Judge since 2002. She received her B.A. in political science from Wright State University and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, graduating summa cum laude from each institution. In 2015 Judge Huffman received an M.A. in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada and received a Certificate in Judicial Development General Jurisdiction Trial Skills from the National Judicial College. Prior to judicial service, Judge Huffman was a partner in the law firm of Huffman, Landis & Weaks.
Judge Huffman is a member of the American, Ohio and Dayton Bar Associations, the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, and is a Master at the Carl Kessler Inn of Court, serving as that organization’s President from 2011-2013. She serves on the Judicial Advisory Group as well as the Specialized Courts Committee and the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference. Judge Huffman currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Commission for the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Ohio Supreme Court and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Judicial College. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Dayton School of Law, teaching a variety of courses.
Judge Huffman previously served on the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She is a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Bar Association and the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Bar Foundation. Judge Huffman currently serves on the National Board of CISV-USA and on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Review Board.
Judge Huffman’s courtroom is courtroom 5. It is located on the third floor and is at the end of the hallway on the right hand side.