Judge Mary Wiseman Serves as Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Presiding Judge

Effective June 3rd, 2024, Judge Mary Wiseman serves as Presiding Judge of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

In accordance with the Ohio Supreme Court Rules of Superintendence, presiding judges are elected by a majority vote of all sixteen Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judges. Presiding judges provide administrative supervision of the court and its judges.

Judge Wiseman’s service will continue the year-long term of Judge Denise L. Cross of Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court, who retired in April after four consecutive years as Presiding Judge.

“I am honored and privileged to serve as the Presiding Judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas,” Judge Wiseman stated. “Our local courts are hardworking, dedicated, and devoted to achieving justice and fairness under the law for the many different issues presented to them.  My service will continue the excellent work of our past Presiding Judges, such as retired Judge Denise Cross, that have assisted our local courts and judiciary in establishing the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas as one of the most highly regarded courts in Ohio.”

Judge Wiseman has served on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court General Division bench for seventeen years. She received her B.S. from Ball State University in 1984 and her J.D. with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988. Prior to her judicial service, Judge Wiseman practiced complex civil litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She was elected to a new, six-year term in November 2022.