Judge Russell J. Mock
Judge Russell J. Mock was elected to the Ohio First District Court of
Appeals in November of 2014. Prior to his election to the Court of
Appeals, he served for over ten years on the Hamilton County Municipal
Court. Twice, Judge Mock was elected by his colleagues to serve as the
Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court. In addition to his regular
docket, Judge Mock volunteered to preside over the Hamilton County
Housing Court. As part of his work with Housing Court, Judge Mock
started a program to help compulsive hoarders in conjunction with
Talbert House/Centerpoint Health. Before becoming a judge, he served as
an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s
Office. Judge Mock received his B.A. from the University of Dayton and
his J.D. from the Ohio Northern University College of Law. He is
licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and before the United
States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Judge Mock is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cincinnati
Bar Association and the Ohio Judicial Conference where he serves on the
Appellate Law & Procedure Committee. In 2012, Judge Mock was
appointed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to serve on the Advisory
Committee on Court Security to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Judge Mock has lectured for the Cincinnati Bar Association, The Lawyers
Club of Cincinnati and the First District Court of Appeals 2010 Seminar.
He is a volunteer for the Cincinnati Bar Association Mock Trial
Competition and the University of Cincinnati, College of Law Career Day.
Judge Mock also serves on the Grants Committee for the Cincinnati Bar