Judges

 

Area I: Judge Lyons | Area II: Judge McDonough | Area III: Judge Haughey

Judge Robert H. Lyons

Area I Court
Judge Lyons

The Honorable Judge Robert H. Lyons was appointed to the bench, and began presiding over cases in the Butler County Area I Court in Oxford, Ohio, on February 8, 1999. He was re-elected in 2012.  Judge Lyons sits in the Area I Court in downtown Oxford, OH.  Judge Lyons is the Presiding and Administrative Judge of the three Area Courts. 

Education:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Miami University
  • Juris Doctor degree from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University
 Memberships
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • The American Judges Association
  • The Butler County Association of County & Municipal Court Judges
  • The Butler County Bar Association
  • The Cincinnati Bar Association
  • The Ohio Association of County & Municipal Court Judges
  • The Ohio Bar Association
  • The National Association of Tax Practitioners

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Judge Kevin C. McDonough

Area II Court
Judge McDonough

The Honorable Judge Kevin C. McDonough was appointed to the Area II Court bench on January 4, 2007. He was elected in November, 2008 to finish the unexpired judicial term for the Area II Court. Judge McDonough was re-elected to the bench in 2012.  He sits in the historic courthouse in downtown Hamilton. 

Education:
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University
  • Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law
Memberships:
  • Member of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio
  • The Butler County Municipal and County Judges Association
  • The Butler County Bar Association
  • The Cincinnati Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Judge Daniel E. Haughey

Area III Court
Judge Lyons

The Honorable Judge Dan Haughey was elected to the Butler County Area III bench on November 4, 2008. He was re-elected to a six year term in 2010. Judge Haughey sits in the West Chester Police/Courts Building on Beckett Road in West Chester Township.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree from Miami University
  • Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law
 Memberships
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Butler County Bar Association
  • The Cincinnati Bar Association
  • The Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)
  • The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Board of Directors

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