Jonathan P. Hein

Jonathan P. Hein


Judge, Common Pleas Court, Darke County, Ohio                  January, 1999 to present

Prosecuting Attorney, Darke County, Ohio                                 January, 1993 to December, 1998

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Darke County, Ohio   January, 1985 to December, 1992

Private Law Practice, Greenville and Ft. Recovery, Ohio        November, 1981 to December, 1998

Spidel, Staley, Hole and Hanes,      1981 through 1984

Law offices of Jonathan P. Hein,    1985 through 1998


B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio                                May, 1978

Economics and Public Administration

J.D.,  University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio        June, 1981


Admitted to the practice of law by the Ohio Supreme Court, 1981.

Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District, Ohio, 1984.

Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District, Ohio, 1986.

Darke County and Ohio State Bar Associations (1981 to present).

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association (1985 to 1998).

Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association (1999 to present).

Trustee and Officer, 2006 to 2015

President, 2014

Ohio Judicial Conference (1999 to present)

Court Technology Committee member (1999 – present)

co-chairman  2007 to 2014

Court Technology Mentor Judge (2007 – present)

New Judge Mentor


Married to Rosalee (Ellison) Hein.  Father to Lauren, Nathan and Jansen Hein

Interests:  Cross-country and distance running; cycling


OCPJA Winter Meeting Jury Instructions and Interrogatories.

Ohio Juvenile Judges Seminar, April 5, 2002   Post-Trial Skills and Issues.

OCPJA, Summer Meeting, June 22, 2005          Criminal Law Update

OCPJA, Winter Meeting, 2006 to present           Criminal Law Update

Ohio Judicial Conference, 2007 to present        Panel Moderator – Technology

Ohio Judicial College, October 7, 2005              Traffic Law Seminar

MISCELLANEOUS:  National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.:

Expert Workgroup on Post-Arraignment Videoconferencing, 2014 – present

Court Advisory Panel on Criminal Justice Priority Needs Initiative, May, 2015