Hon. Robert Rettich

Adjunct Professor of Law



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Judge Rettich has nearly forty years of courtroom and trial experience, serving both as a city and acting prosecutor, and as defense counsel, in thousands of trials. He served as the Law Director for the Village of Farmersville for more than twenty years, and managed his own law office in Germantown from 1979 until he was elected Judge of the Miamisburg Municipal Court in 2011. He also has experience teaching college courses at Sinclair Community College in real estate and business law. Judge Rettich is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. He has been happily married to his wife Kathy L. Rettich for more than thirty-eight years and is a father of four: Acacia, Rob, Abra, and Kathryn Alyse.


B.A., Political Science, Miami University, 1975
J.D. University of Dayton School of Law, 1978

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Bar College
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dayton Bar Association
Mid-Miami Valley Bar Association
Montgomery County Criminal Justice Council
Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio (AMCJO)
AMCJO Single Court Committee
Ohio Judicial College (OJC)
OJC Court Technology Committee
Ohio Supreme Court Judge Mentorship Program

Community Participation

D.A.R.E. programs – Miamisburg City School District
Neighborhood Watch – Lindbergh Platt in West Carrollton
National Night Out – events in Cities of Germantown, Miamisburg, and Miami Twp.
Mock Trial Team – Miamisburg High School
Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition

Legal Experience

Thirty-eight years of litigation and trial experience
Private Law Practice from 1979 to 2011
Areas of practice included: criminal defense, evictions, personal injury, estate planning and administration, domestic relations, child paternity and custody, and criminal appeals
Served as City and Acting Prosecutor for various Courts from 1980 to 2011
Served as Law Director for the Village of Farmersville from approximately 1981 to 2011
Served numerous times as Arbitrator on Common Pleas Court Arbitration Panels
Prosecuted and defended felony and misdemeanor cases
Represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil and small claims matters
Litigated more than 100 Jury trials