Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the appointment of David Henry as Clinton County Municipal Court Judge.
Henry of Wilmington will take office April 10, taking over the seat previously held by Judge Michael Dougherty.
Daugherty served as a Clinton County Municipal Court Judge from July 2015 until his sudden death in September 2022.
Henry will be in the primary ballot this May.
Henry has been practicing law in the public sector since 1999, when he began serving as an attorney in Miami County Municipal Court. Then he became the director of city law of the city of Xenia. In 2001, he became an assistant prosecutor with the Clinton County Attorney’s Office and later held the same position with the Highland County Attorney’s Office.
In 2011, Henry moved to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as Senior Assistant Attorney General. He worked his way through the office to become Associate Director of Professional Standards. More recently, Henry has been Chief Municipal Attorney for the City of Wilmington, Municipal Attorney for the Village of Blanchester, and Village Attorney for Sabina.
He received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law. Before pursuing a law degree, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Bowling Green State University.
Henry is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Ohio, in the US District Courts for the North and South of Ohio, and in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.