In 1991, he entered law school at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. After his first year, he transferred and ultimately graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, with a Juris-Doctorate degree and was admitted to the practice of law before the Ohio Supreme Court in November, 1995.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Kirby was a partner in a law firm in Springboro, Ohio whose practice consisted primarily of criminal defense, personal injury and family law.
In 1996, he was appointed a part-time magistrate in the Warren County Juvenile Court, presiding over cases involving delinquent and unruly children, and child support matters.
In 2005, Governor Bob Taft appointed him as the Area II Judge of Warren County Court, presiding over cases involving misdemeanor criminal, traffic and civil disputes for the southern part of Warren County. In 2006 and 2012, he ran unopposed in the general election to retain his seat.
In April of 2013, Governor John Kasich appointed him as the Judge of Warren County Probate - Juvenile Court. In 2014 he ran unopposed in both the primary and general election to retain his seat.
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Laura is a lifelong Warren County resident who has worked for Warren County since 1999. Her tenure with the County has been shared with Juvenile Court and Children Services. She sits on various committees in the County and is a member of the Ohio Court Administrators Association. Laura is a Certified Court Manager and will complete the Certified Court Executive Program from the National Center for State Courts that is facilitated by the Ohio Supreme Court in the coming year. In addition, Laura is our RECLAIM Grant Administrator and the Court’s JDAI Coordinator.
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University.
Carolyn Duvelius has served as a Magistrate for the Juvenile/Probate Division of the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, for fifteen years. In 2008, she was promoted to the position of Chief Magistrate. Prior to joining the court, Magistrate Duvelius served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Warren County for fifteen years. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, and a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Magistrates and the Warren County Bar Association.
Megan Davenport began her career at the Court as a staff attorney and part-time magistrate. She is now a full time Magistrate for the Warren County Probate and Juvenile Division of the Warren County Common Pleas Court. Megan attended DePauw University, in Greencastle Indiana, where she was captain of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Megan graduated from DePauw University in 2006 as a merit scholar and went on to attend the University of Dayton School of Law that same year. Megan graduated from the University of Dayton in 2009 and was awarded the pro bono commitment to community award and the CALI award for the top grade earned in her Individual Income Taxation class. Megan joined the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Child Support Division, in 2011 after practicing juvenile and family law for small law firm in Mason, Ohio. Megan prosecuted the CSEA’s felony non-support cases along with handling the Warren County Juvenile Court final sentencing docket. In 2016, Megan moved to the Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor’s Office and prosecuted juvenile delinquency cases as well as abuse, dependency and neglect cases as legal counsel for Warren County Children’s Services. Megan is a member of the Warren County BAR and the Ohio State BAR Association’s.
Jenna L. Seitz is a magistrate, mediator, and staff attorney at Warren County Juvenile Court who specializes in child support and child custody matters. She currently presides over the Court’s establishment, modification, and civil contempt child support cases. Jenna began her legal career at the Court in 2009 while serving as a law clerk to Judge Michael Powell and a Court Services Officer. She currently assists Judge Joseph Kirby with researching and drafting of the Court’s judicial decisions. She earned her J.D. in 2010 from the University of Cincinnati and her B.A. in 2007 from the University of Dayton. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of 2010.
Jeff Stueve is a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Marietta College, and then the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000. Jeff served as an assistant prosecutor for Warren County for two years prior to entering private practice in 2003. Prior to becoming a Magistrate, Jeff was a partner in the Lebanon law firm Fowler & Stueve, and acted "of counsel" for the Lebanon law firm George & Underwood. Jeff also serves as Magistrate in Mayor’s Court for the Village of Maineville, and was formerly a Magistrate and Prosecutor for South Lebanon and Solicitor for the Village of Harveysburg.
Jeff is a member and served as a Director of the Lebanon Rotary Club. As a member of the Rotary Jeff has been active in organizing the Rotary Summer Concert Series. Jeff was a swim coach for the Countryside YMCA Torpedoes swim team from 2003-2017 and was named Countryside YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 2013. Jeff was the head swim coach for Mount Notre Dame High School from 2011-2013. Jeff is presently an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Marlins national team.
Jeff is a member of the Warren County BAR and the Ohio State BAR Association’s.
Jeff and his wife Jenn live in Warren County with their four children.
John joined the Warren County Probate/Juvenile Court as Staff Attorney in November of 2022. A graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School and Xavier University, John graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law with a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration in 2004. For fifteen years, John was a general practice attorney in Lebanon, Ohio and served as a criminal defense attorney, including providing representation for indigent defendants in death penalty cases. John has also served as guardian ad litem in abuse, neglect and dependency cases, as well as private custody cases, over the same period of time. In December of 2020, John joined the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office in Wilmington, Ohio, as Chief Deputy Prosecutor, where he worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as local administrative agencies, in furtherance of the mission of the office.
Tony Miller began his career in public service in 1992 as a corrections officer with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to becoming an adult corrections officer, Tony attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In 1999, Mr. Miller further enhanced his career by accepting a supervisor’s position with the Probate-Juvenile Court in the juvenile corrections division. After gaining expertise in the juvenile court system, Miller was promoted to Superintendent of the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center (2006). Mr. Miller has served as a deacon at his church, coached youth and school sports currently serves as President of the Ohio Juvenile Detention Director’s Association, and is a member of the Ohio Juvenile Detention Officer Education Committee (Judicial College, Ohio Supreme Court), member of the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee (Judicial College, Ohio Supreme Court), and served on the review board of the Ohio Administrative Code (Ohio Department of Youth Services).
Mike Goodlett has spent his entire thirty plus year career at Mary Haven. He began his career in 1989 as a part time Youth Care Worker on third shift, while attending the University of Cincinnati. Mike moved to a fulltime Youth Care Worker on second shift after graduating college. He continued in this role while adding after-care responsibilities for six years. Mike was promoted to First Shift Supervisor in 1996. Mike furthered his career within Mary Haven by accepting the newly created Program Supervisor position in 1997. Mike served in that role for twenty-three years until being promoted to Superintendent in June of 2020.
Mike has dedicated his career to Mary Haven Youth Center and the residents that are court appointed to the program.
Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati in 1990.
Melissa Perduk, named CASA Director in 2019, is responsible for the 50+ volunteers who give voice to and seek safe, supportive and permanent homes for abused and neglected children within the Child Welfare System. Melissa started with Juvenile Court in 2009 as a Probation Officer. In 2018 she became the Truancy Program Coordinator.
Melissa worked in the private sector for 8 years as a Project Manager prior to her work in Juvenile Court. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics & Statistics from Miami University (1989).
Elizabeth Mason has been involved in public service for over 20 years. Throughout her career, she has served in both law enforcement and EMS capacities in Warren County. In 1999, she began her career with the Miami Township, Clermont County Police Department before accepting a position with the City of Lebanon Police Department. In 2003, she left the City of Lebanon and became an EMT-B serving with the Turtlecreek Township Fire Department until 2009. From 2006 to 2014, she served the Kings Island Police department as department Supervisor for Park Police and Investigations.
In 2007 she joined the Maineville Police Department holding the positions of auxiliary officer, Part Time Patrol Officer, Part Time Sergeant, Full Time Sergeant and Assistant Chief. Beth was appointed Chief of Police in January 2017. She was the first female Police Chief to be appointed in Warren County.
She is a past member of the Warren County Law Enforcement Combined Training Team, The Warren County Association of Chiefs of Police, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, The Ohio Juvenile Court Clerks Association, The Warren County Crisis Intervention Oversight Committee, and was a supporter of the Warren County Safe Communities Coalition. Beth attended the first Warren County CIT Training in 2011 and has been a member of CIT International since 2012. She is also a member of NAMI – Southwest Ohio. She has also been an instructor for both The Butler Tech Police Academy and Private Security Academy.
Beth began her career with Juvenile Court as a Deputy clerk in 2014. Most recently she was named Chief Deputy Clerk of the Warren County Common Pleas Juvenile Court Division. She is responsible for managing the Juvenile Court Clerks office, overseeing day to day records management, and is the liaison between courts, prosecutors, investigators and local police agencies.
Beth stays active in the community serving as a 4H advisor for the last 16 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, horses, dogs and traveling.
Sue began her career at the age of 19 in the banking industry, working for seven years as a teller, bookkeeper and mortgage administrator. In 1992, she was hired by Marvin Young as his legal secretary for the law firm of Young and Hubbell working in real estate and probate for eleven years.
In 2004, she was appointed by the Warren County Probate - Juvenile Courts as a deputy clerk in the Probate Court clerk’s office. She then advanced to Chief Deputy Clerk in 2008 where she is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of the clerk’s office and the records management for the clerk’s office and the Probate Court.
Lifelong residents of Warren County, Sue and her husband, John, raised their two daughters in Lebanon where they own and operate two businesses. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, especially camping.
Kevin Kincer is the Chief Fiscal Officer / IT Coordinator for the Warren County Probate-Juvenile Court. He retired from the Mary Haven Youth Center in November, 2017 after thirty years of service. He returned to the Warren County Probate and Juvenile Court in February, 2018 as the Information Technology/Data Analyst. Kevin had been named Superintendent of The Mary Haven Youth Center, a division of Warren County Probate-Juvenile Court, in 1999. He was responsible for the administrative operations of the juvenile rehabilitation facility, which houses adjudicated delinquents between the ages of 13 –17. Additionally, Kevin oversaw the Court Clinic for the Warren County Probate-Juvenile Court, which is responsible for providing assessments and clinical services to clients of the court. Since joining Mary Haven Youth Center in 1987, Kevin had held several positions within the facility and the Court including, Computer Instructor/Counselor, Treatment Supervisor and Deputy Director of Corrections. Kevin is a Certified Court Manager through the National Center for State Courts and has been working with the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) faculty for the Supreme Court of Ohio since 2008 assisting in COOP training across the state. Kevin holds a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Dayton (1995) and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and English from Wilmington College (1987).