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
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.