Justice Pat DeWine is running for re-election to the Supreme Court of Ohio. His extensive legal experience includes service at all levels of the Ohio judiciary. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Justice DeWine served for four years on the First District Court of Appeals, and prior to that, for four years on the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.
Justice DeWine completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University, where he maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Law School in the top 10 percent of his class.
After law school, Justice DeWine was selected for a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He practiced for 13 years with one of Cincinnati’s top law firms, Keating, Muething, and Klekamp. Justice DeWine also served his community as a Hamilton County Commissioner and a member of Cincinnati City Council.
Justice DeWine’s legal approach reflects his strong belief in judicial restraint and his respect for the constitutional roles of the other coequal branches of government.