(TROY, Ohio) – At a press conference at the Miami County Courthouse today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that former Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey M. Welbaum has been named Criminal Justice Section chief in the Attorney General’s Office, where he will oversee Capital Crimes, Non-Capital Habeas Corpus, Special Prosecutions and Corrections Litigation.
“Jeff Welbaum has a passion for criminal justice issues that he has demonstrated throughout his career,” said Attorney General DeWine. “He will bring his skills as a former judge, prosecutor and public defender to bear as he helps us advance our law enforcement agenda.”
Welbaum is a native of Troy, Ohio. He is a 1977 graduate of the Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law in Ada, Ohio. Welbaum began his career as an assistant Miami County prosecuting attorney and then served for two years as an assistant Miami County public defender. Welbaum was Miami County prosecuting attorney from 1985 to 1994. Welbaum also was a special assistant United States attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1990 to 1993.
In 1995, Welbaum was elected judge of the Miami County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Welbaum also served as a visiting judge in Allen, Clinton, Greene, Mercer, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. He also was a temporary juvenile/probate judge during absences of a sitting judge.
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