It is an honor to be your Judge in the Barberton Municipal Court. Over twenty years ago as a young attorney, I was fortunate to become a prosecutor in this court. I was immediately impressed by the work ethic of the judges and court staff. I was also humbled by the tremendous commitment the residents of the district have toward building safer neighborhoods and strong communities.
I knew before long that I wanted to someday be your judge. Now I work to uphold the dignity and professionalism of our court every day. It is my hope that I have earned your respect and you see fit to return me to the bench for another term.

Judge David Fish


A Leading Municipal Prosecutor

Criminal Prosecutor for Green, Copley, Barberton, Norton, Coventry, New Franklin, and Clinton for 16 years
Criminal Prosecutor in Norton Mayor’s Court, 15 years
Assistant Law Director, Barberton Municipal Court, 15 years


Trusted Excellence on The Bench

Thorough arraignments in some of the most heinous crimes in Summit County
Respect and Understanding for Victims of Crime
Instituted Mental Health Court for the severe and persistent mentally ill.
Has operated one of the most fiscally responsible courts in the State of Ohio
Contributing Editor, Ohio Municipal Judge’s Benchbook, Evidence Section, Ohio Judicial College, 2010


A Leader in the Community

President, Summit County Domestic Violence Coalition, 2005-08
Adjunct Professor, University of Akron, Criminal Evidence and Legal Process
Foundation Fellow and Member of the Akron Bar Association.
Board Member, JFS, serving the needs of the homebound elderly