Elect John M. Holcomb!
Republican Candidate for Butler County Probate Judge

Elect John M. Holcomb!

John M. Holcomb, former trial prosecutor, is a Republican candidate for Judge of the Butler County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division.

Holcomb has practiced law since 1991, when he earned the top score in Ohio on the Multistate Bar Examination and scored in the top 3 percent on the Ohio Bar Examination. Holcomb further distinguished himself as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, meeting the stringent rating requirements of this list of outstanding lawyers who have “attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

John would bring a wealth of wide-ranging legal experience to the bench. He has:

Prosecuted or defended criminal felony cases, including aggravated murder with death penalty specifications, in three Ohio counties. Successfully handled civil cases, including wrongful death and medical malpractice jury trials, in four Ohio counties. Probated estates and related matters in the probate courts of five Ohio counties.

Holcomb is the only Probate Court judicial candidate “Highly Recommended” by the Butler County GOP Screening Committee and endorsed by Sheriff Richard Jones and Prosecutor Mike Gmoser.

In addition to working as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, John has won life-changing financial awards for his civil litigation clients, earning them substantial Icompensation for injustices they have suffered. As a member of Holcomb & Hyde LLC law firm, he has specialized in civil and criminal trials, probate, and domestic relations law.

Along with his legal background, Holcomb possesses the real-world experience a successful judge requires. He knows the struggles of running a small business, having shepherded his law firm through the Great Recession and its aftermath. Holcomb has given back to his community through public service, providing free legal representation to indigent clients as part of the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project. He also contributed to the revitalization of downtown Hamilton, when he and his law partner purchased the former Ohio Lunch building on High Street and renovated the faded historic structure into their law offices and four upstairs loft apartments in 2016.

John decided to pursue a law career at the young age of 15, having been inspired by his father, the late John F. Holcomb, who served as Butler County Prosecutor for 28 years.

Holcomb earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (1991) (Member, Federalist Society), a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University (1988), and a diploma from Stephen T. Badin High School (1984).

Holcomb served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Butler County from 1993 to 2000. He provided representation to indigent clients charged with felony offenses in Federal court as a member of the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio CJA Panel from 2001 to 2006. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; Ohio Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

In his free time, Holcomb — a strong proponent of Second Amendment rights, member of the National Rifle Association, and holder of a concealed-carry permit — enjoys shooting at the range with his son, Jack, who was a member of the only high school trapshooting team in the state. Holcomb resides in Hamilton with his wife, Karen (an English teacher at New Miami High School), and his children, Julie and Jack (both students at Miami University). Holcomb attends St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church, and is also a member of the Butler County Republican Party; Washington Lodge #17 F&AM; Scottish Rite, Valley of Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution, and Middletown Sportsmen’s Club.
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