HONORABLE MARY KATHERINE HUFFMAN
Judge Huffman has been a General Division Judge since 2002. She serves as the Chair of the Personnel Committee, and serves on the Budget, Civil Practice, and Executive Committees. From 2007-2010 Judge Huffman Presided over the Common Pleas Court’s Drug Court and presided over the court’s Non-Support Court from 2005-2006.
Judge Huffman received her B.A. in political science from Wright State University and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, graduating summa cum laude from each institution. She is currently enrolled in a Masters program in judicial studies at the University of Nevada. In 2007 Judge Huffman was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association.
Prior to judicial service, Judge Huffman was a partner in the law firm of Huffman, Landis & Weaks, and served as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. She was also an active participant in the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.
Judge Huffman is a member of the American, Ohio and Dayton Bar Associations, the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, and is a Master at the Carl Kessler Inn of Court, serving as that organization’s President from 2011-2013. She serves on the Judicial Advisory Group as well as the Specialized Courts Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference. In 2007 Judge Huffman completed mediation training at the National Judicial College.
Judge Huffman has taught continuing legal education seminars for the Dayton Bar Association, the Family Law Forum, the University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association, and the Inn of Court. She also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Dayton School of Law, teaching a variety of courses including Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, Criminal Trial Practice, Business Organizations, Criminal Sanctioning and Adoption Law.
Judge Huffman serves on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project and serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association. She serves as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Bar Association and will assume the presidency of that organization in June, 2013. Until recently Judge Huffman was actively involved in youth soccer, serving as a coach, and for almost twenty years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association and for twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association. In 2013 she was awarded the Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association Lifetime Achievement Award.