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Ronald R. Craft
Butler County Common Pleas Court
Juvenile Division

  • Married to Giselle (Shidler) Craft           
  • Giselle is a Registered Nurse and graduate of Miami University
  • Five grown children.  Five grandchildren.
  • Graduate, Fairfield High School, 1967
  • Graduate, U.S.A.F. Air Command And Staff College, 1994
  • Capital University Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1974
  • Ohio State University, B.A. 1971
Work Experience:
  • Butler County Common Pleas Judge, Juvenile Division, since January 1, 2003
  • Administrative Judge, 2008-
  • Magistrate, Butler County Juvenile Court, 2000-2002
  • Magistrate, Butler County Probate Court 1999-2002
  • Registered Acting Judge, Fairfield Municipal Court, 1998-1999
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Butler County, Ohio, felony division, 1982-1987, Juvenile Court, 1989-1996
  • Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, U.S.A.F., 1973; Captain U.S.A.F., 1974-1979   (active duty)
  • Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal, 1979
  • Adjunct Instructor, U.S.A.F. JAG School, 1987 (Advanced Trial Advocacy Course)
  • Awarded Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 1989, 1997, 1998
  • Retired Honorably at rank of Lt. Colonel. (JAG), U.S.A.F., 1998
Professional Associations:
  • Ohio State Bar Association and Butler County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges
  • Member of the National District Attorney's Association, 1982-1985 and 1989-1996
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Member Ohio Judicial Conference Committee on Juvenile Law and Procedure
Community Affairs:
  • Past President of the Fairfield Rotary
  • Member of the American Legion Post 138 since 1982
  • Member of the St. Peter in Chains Church, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Manager and Sponsor of the Fairfield Youth Baseball Association 1984-1995
  • Continuing Sponsor Fairfield Youth Baseball Association 2012-
  • Life Member, Fairfield High School Alumni Association
  • Life Member, The Ohio State University Alumni Association
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