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June 7, 2011
Governor Fills Two Judicial Vacancies

Gov. John R. Kasich today appointed Bryan attorney J.T. Stelzer as judge of the Williams County Domestic Relations Court and Napoleon attorney Amy C. Rosebrook as judge of the Napoleon Municipal Court.

Stelzer will take the bench July 18, 2011, and will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2012. He replaces Judge Craig Roth who retired on April 30. Stelzer must run in the November 2012 general election to retain the seat and start service for the full six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

Rosebrook will take the bench July 1 and will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31. She replaces Judge John Collier, who was elected to the Henry County Common Pleas/Probate Court in November and began in his term on May 9. Rosebrook must run in the November 2011 general election to retain the seat and start service for the full six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Stelzer earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and his juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Stelzer is admitted to practice in Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Since 1981, Stelzer has been a partner at Gallagher, Stelzer & Yosick, Ltd. He has also acted as a private and court-appointed mediator and is a member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy and the Norwest Ohio Family Law Association.

Rosebrook earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her juris doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Rosebrook began practicing law in 1998 and has been a partner at the law firm of Hanna, Fisher & Rosebrook since 2003. Additionally, Rosebrook has served as assistant Henry County prosecutor since 2000. In this capacity, she handles civil and township matters, criminal appeals, felony prosecutions, and currently represents the Children Services Agency.

Stelzer is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. He volunteers for a program targeting at-risk children in Bryan City Schools and is currently a member and officer of the Bryan Area Foundation Project 2020.

Rosebrook currently serves as president of the Henry County Bar Association and is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.