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Washington County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division
Judge Timothy A. Williams serves as the Juvenile Court Judge for Washington County. The position is an elected, non-partisan office with a six-year term. He was first elected in February 1997.

Judge Williams is a 1984 graduate of Ohio Northern University law school. He served as an associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. After graduation, he entered private practice from 1984 through 1997. From 1989 to 1997 he also served as a part-time Juvenile Court Magistrate for Washington County.

Judge Williams appointed Attorney Mark Kerenyi to serve as a part-time Magistrate for the Juvenile Court on March 1, 2004, to help handle the caseload of the Court. Magistrate Kerenyi is a 1990 graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

Juvenile Court Staff
Rae Ward, Court Administrator 740-373-6623 Ext. 252 
Pam Richards, Fiscal Officer 740-373-6623 Ext. 363
Lisa Burkhart, Deputy Clerk  740-373-6623 Ext. 246
Jill Roach, Deputy Clerk 740-373-6623 Ext. 247
Judy McAtee, Deputy Clerk 740-373-6623 Ext. 245

Probation Staff
To monitor the behavior of the children that the Judge and Magistrate place on probation, the Court has a juvenile probation staff consisting of four full time probation officers.

Types of Cases

The Judge and the Magistrate hear the following types of cases:
  • Abused, neglected, dependent, unruly, and delinquent children
  • Juvenile traffic offenders
  • Cases charging adults with contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of children
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Parentage
  • Child support actions

Daily Operations
The day-to-day operation of the Court, including supervision of all employees, is managed by Court Administrator, Rae A. Ward. Ms. Ward holds a National Certification in Court Management from the National Center for State Courts. If you have questions or concerns about the operation of the Court or the Center, please contact Ms. Ward by phone at (740) 373-6623 Ext. 252 or by email.

Timothy A. Williams
Judge Timothy A. Williams
Washington County Juvenile Court

Rae A. Ward
Court Administrator

Courthouse Annex
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Ph: (740) 373-6623 Ext. 247
Fax: (740) 376-7425


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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