About Judge Puffenberger

Judge Jack R. Puffenberger has been the Presiding and Administrative Judge of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, since 1991.  Prior to this, he was twice elected as a Judge of the Toledo Municipal Court.  He is currently a member of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee where he co-chairs that organization's Probate Law and Procedure Committee.  Judge Puffenberger is also a member of the Executive Committee and a Past President of the Ohio Probate Judges Association, as well as currently serving on the Judicial Advisory Committee.

Judge Puffenberger is a former Trustee of the National College of Probate Judges and a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Judges Association.  He has served on the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline and the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Lucas County Bar Association.  He is also active in numerous professional and community organizations.  

Judge Puffenberger received his B.A. from Kent State University, M.S. from Youngstown State University and J.D.  from the University of Toledo College of Law.