Judge John Williams has been caring for kids and communities throughout his entire career. His experience includes over 30 years as judge, magistrate, organizational leader, prosecutor, small business owner, husband and father.
Judge Williams’ experiences as a small business owner and Prosecuting Attorney gave him the foundation as a Judge to make the caring and balanced decisions necessary to protect our communities, families and, most importantly, our kids.
Judge Williams cherished the relationships formed with his customers and came to appreciate the challenges some faced in their daily lives. These relationships informed his work as a prosecutor, causing him to seek fair and just results that included treatment and not just consequences.
Judge Williams has served as the Administrative Judge of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court since 2011. He was elected to the bench in 2012 and re-elected in 2014.
As Juvenile Court Judge, Judge Williams has been assigned over 100,000 cases. His record shows that he collaborates with as public/private partners to achieve results that positively impact school success, family functioning, employment and access to legal services for children and families in our community. He is passionate about working with kids and communities.
Judge Williams graduated from St. Xavier High School, Xavier University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He enjoys spending time with his family, hanging out with their dog Lily, fishing, and enthusiastically supporting Midland and Xavier Baseball.