The Honorable David Hejmanowski
Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
David A. Hejmanowski has served as the Judge of the Probate/Juvenile Division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas since February of 2015 and was previously a Magistrate at that Court from January of 2003 to February of 2015 and Juvenile Court Administrator from 2008-15. Prior to this, he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Delaware County.
He graduated as a Public Service Fellow from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1999 where he also received the Joseph M. Harter Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy. He received his B.S. in political science from Hiram College in 1996. He is currently chair of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Advisory Committee on Interpreter Services and a member of the Supreme Court’s Commission on the Rule of Superintendence. Judge Hejmanowski is a past chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee and served twice as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Content Advisory Committee. From 2008 to 2011 he served a three-year term on the Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees and President of the Delaware County Bar Foundation. He serves as co-chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Publications Committee. He is a member of the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice.
An advocate for continuing legal education, Judge Hejmanowski is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Curriculum Committee, chair of the Delaware County Bar Association CLE Committee, and chair of the Judicial College’s Juvenile Curriculum review committee. He is a frequent presenter for the Ohio Judicial College and the Ohio State Bar Association. He and his wife Ashley and their two children, Catherine and Nicholas, reside in Delaware.
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