Probate & Juvenile Division


Judge Kevin H. Taylor



  • University of Toledo College of Law JD 1977
    – Associate Editor of the University of Toledo Law Review
  • Bowling Green State University BA 1973
  • Wittenberg University 1969-1971


  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1977-1980 and 1989-2012
  • General Practice 1981-2012

Professional Organizations

  • Van Wert County Association
  • Northwest Ohio Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Ohio Association of Probate Judges
  • Ohio Association of Juvenile Judges
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • American Judges Association

Professional Activities

  • Governing Board of the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio
  • OSBA Professionalism Committee
  • Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • Juvenile Law and Procedure Committee

Community Service

  • St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Council President
  • V.N.A. Comprehensive Services, Inc., Board President
  • Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Board Member
  • Member of Optimist Club, Cougar Booster Club, Farm Bureau, Elks, YMCA
    and Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association


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