Hon. Mary Kate Huffman
Second District Court of Appeals, Dayton Ohio; American Bar Association National Judicial Fellow
Mary Kate Huffman served as a General Division Judge on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court from 2022 to February 2023. In 2022, she was elected to the Second District Court of Appeals and began service on that court on February 9, 2023. Judge Huffman received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Wright State University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton, a master of arts in judicial studies from the University of Nevada, and a certificate in Judicial Development General Jurisdiction Trial Skills. In 2019 she obtained a certificate in Judicial Development Dispute Resolution Skills from the National Judicial College. Prior to judicial service, Judge Huffman was a partner in the law firm of Huffman, Landis & Weaks. In 2021 Judge Huffman was appointed as the Ohio Judicial Outreach Liaison, focusing on providing training to judges and other stakeholders on impaired driving issues. In January 2023, Judge Huffman assumed the position as the American Bar Association Judicial Fellow, serving as a teacher, writer, consultant, and liaison on impaired driving to those in the criminal justice community around the country.