The Honorable David Woessner has been Judge of the Wood County Common Pleas Court, Probate and Juvenile Divisions, since December 29, 1998. Judge Woessner has also served as the Wood County Common Pleas Court Security Judge; has been a District One Trustee for the Ohio Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and has been the presiding Judge for the Wood County Common Pleas Court in 2002 and 2003.
In addition to his regular duties, Judge Woessner oversees the 48 bed Wood County Juvenile Detention Center, which houses youth from Wood and surrounding counties. Judge Woessner also serves as the Administrative Judge for the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio. The facility accommodates up to 42 adjudicated felony level offenders and provides services for juveniles from Wood, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams counties.
Prior to serving as Judge, Judge Woessner had been a Magistrate for the Wood County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Division, for over two and a half years. Judge Woessner also served as a Magistrate in the Wood County Juvenile Court. Since 1990, Judge Woessner was employed by and was a partner with the law firm of Middleton, Roebke and Woessner.
Prior to joining Middleton, Roebke, and Woessner, Judge Woessner was the Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the Wood County Prosecutor's Office. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Judge Woessner handled cases ranging from capital murder to felony theft. During his tenure with the Wood County Prosecutor's Office, Judge Woessner was the Juvenile Prosecutor, as well as an Assistant Prosecutor in the civil division, assisting in the representation of school districts, townships, and providing legal opinions to a variety of county offices. Judge Woessner also had previous experience as a Referee at the Bowling Green Municipal Court and had worked as a legislative intern in Washington, D.C. for then Representative Stewart McKinney.
Judge Woessner has been and continues to be actively involved in a variety of professional and community boards, agencies, and activities. He is a past President of both the Wood County Bar Association and the Wood County Law Library Association. Judge Woessner was also appointed by then Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Grant Advisory Board; was a member of the Board of Trustees of Behavioral Connections of Wood County; and served for over six years as a member of the Wood County Ethics, Grievance, and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Besides his involvement in these and a wide variety of other groups and activities, Judge Woessner is also in a wide variety of other groups and activities, Judge Woessner is also involved in a variety of athletic and recreational programs relating to youth.