Judge Wiest has served the Wayne County Court system for over 30 years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Judge Wiest began his career as a practicing lawyer. His legal career spanned seven years in general practice with an emphasis in litigation and representation of small businesses. He also served as a part-time prosecutor in Municipal Court from 1972-1974.
He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, and is a member of the Wayne County Ohio Bar Association. Judge Wiest enjoys spending time with his wife, Karin, and their four sons.
Judge Wiest's Judicial Career in Wayne County
Elected Municipal Court Judge from 1980 - 1982
Appointed to fill vacancy on Common Pleas Court in 1983
Has been re-elected and served as a judge on the Common Pleas Court since 1983