JUDGE JOHN W. WISE

 

Judge Wise graduated from Ohio Northern University School of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in 1979. Prior to being elected to the Canton Municipal Court bench in 1990, Judge Wise was in private practice for ten years. His practice consisted of general civil litigation, including personal injury from both plaintiff and defense side, along with an active probate practice. From municipal court, Judge Wise was elected to the Stark County Court of Common Pleas and in 1995, he successfully ran for the Fifth District Court of Appeals. Judge Wise has served by assignment of the Chief Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. He also serves as a Lecturer for the Ohio Judicial College.

Judge Wise and his wife Kathy have two children, Lindsy and Jonathan, and reside in Stark County.

 


KRISTINE SCOTT WITNER is one of Judge Wise's Staff Attorneys. She graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in December, 1993, and was admitted to the bar in May, 1994. Kristine served as a law clerk and magistrate in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas from 1994 to 2001 and has been with the Fifth District Court of Appeals since 2001.

F. WILL DAHLER is also a Staff Attorney for Judge Wise and graduated from the University of Akron School of Law. Will came to the Court of Appeals after serving nearly six years as an attorney for the Stark County Child Support Enforcement Agency.

DIANE GIUA is Judge Wise's Judicial Administrative Assistant, who has been with Judge Wise since he was elected to the Common Pleas bench. Her phone number is (330) 451-7701.

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