Long-time judge and public servant, Steve Yarbrough, announces candidacy for Sixth District Court of Appeals

Sylvania resident, Steve Yarbrough, has announced his candidacy for the Sixth District Court of Appeals – serving eight counties in northwest Ohio. Yarbrough, who has served as a judge in numerous courts for nearly 20 years, has experience in each of the eight counties of the district, including cases involving juvenile, domestic relations, divorce, child custody, domestic violence and criminal law.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals hears cases from the municipal, county, and Common Pleas courts located in Lucas, Erie, Fulton, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood counties.

In his time on the bench, Yarbrough has presided over more than 1,000 cases in northwest Ohio and across the state. He has most recently served as a mediator and trial judge for civil and domestic disputes and as an assigned judge by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

“I have spent virtually my entire professional life in public service and I believe that my experience as a judge, legislator and teacher will assist in meeting the needs of the court,” said Yarbrough. “Having served in every county in the sixth district, I feel that I can provide the experience and diversity needed for such a position.”

As a judge, Yarbrough said that his experience with family and juvenile matters and criminal and civil jury trials will serve the court well with cases that come before the court. “Our region has experienced some difficult economic times over the past several years – including the judiciary – and I feel that our area needs the steady hand of experience.”

Yarbrough is a graduate of the University of Toledo, receiving his bachelors, masters and law degree from the school.

A former assistant attorney general, he has also served on Toledo City Council and as a member of the Ohio Senate. He currently resides in Sylvania, Ohio.

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