Judge Craig Baldwin was appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeals in 2013.


Prior to this appointment, Judge Baldwin served eight years as a judge in the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.  An attorney since 1992, Judge Baldwin was a partner with the law firm of Jones, Norpell, List, Miller and Howarth.  In 2001 he was appointed by the Licking County Commissioners as director of the Licking County Child Support Enforcement Agency until his election as judge in 2004.  He was re-elected as judge in 2010.

Judge Baldwin obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University, Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University and pursued graduate degree work in public administration at Ohio University.


Judge Baldwin is chair of the Ohio Supreme Courtís Commission on the Rules of Superintendence, a member of the Licking County Bar, Stark County Bar, Ohio State Bar and American Bar Associations.  In 2012 he was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Courtís Task Force on the Funding of Ohio Courts.


Judge Baldwin is a member of the Newark-Heath Rotary and a board member of the Licking County YMCA and Licking Memorial Hospital.  He is married and has two children who attend Newark City Schools.  The Baldwins are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Granville.


DEBORAH ROLAND is a Staff Attorney for Judge Baldwin. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago and Ohio State University College of Law, has served as a Judicial Attorney for Summit County Court of Common Pleas and was an associate at a law firm in Cleveland.

RUTH ANNE DINGWELL is a staff attorney for Judge Baldwin. She graduated summa cum laude from Malone College in 1987 and summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 1990. Ruth Anne served the Court from 1990-2012 as Staff Attorney for Judge John R. Milligan, Judge W. Don Reader, Judge W. Scott Gwin and Judge Julie A. Edwards.

CHRISTY SAYATOVICH is Judge Craig R. Baldwin's Judicial Administrative Assistant. She served as Judge Baldwin's Administrative Assistant at the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division from 2005 to 2013.  She previously worked at the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate.