The Honorable Donald A Cox (retired) prior to pioneering the private trial concept in Ohio served as Common Pleas Judge and as assistant county prosecuting attorney in Gallia County, Ohio. He operates an innovative and unique “divorce route” that provides private hearings in attorney offices, litigant’s homes, public libraries, and nursing homes. He has heard cases in over 30 counties and conducted over 100 civil jury trials. He also wrote several opinions while serving in two Ohio appellate districts and routinely hears private cases and has conducted over 3000 mediations and arbitrations with varied legal issues.
Judge Cox has a Juris Doctorate from TheOhio State University, Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) University of Rio Grande, Mediation Training, Center for Dispute Resolution Washington, DC, Mediation for Judges National Judicial College Reno, NV and Magistrate Training Ohio Municipal League.
Judge Leonard Holzapfel has joined Judicial Alternatives of Ohio as a panelist and is available for all the services that we offer.
Judge Holzapfel has served as the Common Pleas Judge for Jackson County, Ohio for 20 years, retired at the end of 2012 and is now serving as an assigned judge by appointment of the Ohio Supreme Court. During his tenure as judge he presided over many civil jury trials, including personal injury and malpractice.
Prior to being elected to the bench Judge Holzapfel was in private practice where he maintained an active domestic relations, probate, civil and real estate practice.
Judge Holzapfel is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in business and Capital University Law School.
Judge Walton bio to follow.