David Henry

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the appointment of David Henry as judge for the Clinton County Municipal Court.

Henry, of Wilmington, will assume office on April 10 and will be taking the seat formerly held by Judge Michael Daugherty.

Daugherty served as the Clinton County Municipal Court Judge from July 2015 until his sudden death in September 2022.

Henry will be on the primary ballot this May.

Henry has practiced law in the public sector since 1999, when he started as a prosecuting attorney in Miami County Municipal Court. He then became the city law director for the city of Xenia. In 2001, he became an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office and then held the same position in the Highland County Prosecutor’s Office.

In 2011, Henry moved to the Ohio Attorney General’s office to serve as a senior assistant attorney general. He advanced through the office to become deputy director of professional standards. Most recently, Henry was the chief municipal prosecuting attorney for the city of Wilmington, the municipal prosecuting attorney for the village of Blanchester, and the village solicitor of Sabina.

He earned his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law. Before pursuing his law degree, he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Bowling Green State University.

Henry is licensed to practice in all courts within Ohio, the United States District Court Ohio Northern and Southern Divisions, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.