Rodney’s experience as a trial attorney for 20 years has enabled him to have the experience needed to become your next Hamilton County District 2 Municipal Court Judge. He has worked on legal matters that involved minor citations to complex, high-level cases. Rodney is death-penalty certified.
He is currently serving the community as the Director of the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office Felony Division. As Director his responsibilities include: training, supervising and assisting his staff in the General Division, Mental Health Court, Drug Court and Veterans Court while also acting as a liaison for the defense bar to the Common Pleas Judges. In addition to his staff, Rodney supervises more than 100 attorneys on the Felony Panel.
As a result of his hard work, skill set, experience and leadership ability he was awarded the 2016 “Jim Looker Award” presented by the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association for Excellence in the Conscientious & Effective Representation of Citizens Accused of Crimes.