Jeffrey Froelich is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Michigan Law School.
Prior to his election to the Second District Court of Appeals in 2008, Judge Froelich served 16 years as a County Court Judge and 14 years on the General Division of the Montgomery County Common Pleas bench, including service as Administrative Judge and as the county’s first Drug Court Judge. He has also sat by appointment on the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Froelich was an Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor, partner in a law firm, and Assistant Professor and Director of the Law Clinic at the University of Dayton School of Law, and has since taught as an Adjunct Professor. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves.
Judge Froelich is a frequent presenter at the Ohio Judicial College and other continuing judicial and legal education programs. He received the 2009 Friend of Legal Education Award from the Ohio State Bar Association.
Judge Froelich has been very active in the community. A partial list of his involvement includes past or present membership on the boards of the Family Service Association, DayMont Mental Health Center, A Special Wish Foundation, Legal Aid Society, Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, Criminal Justice Council, the Judicial Corrections Board, the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, the Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation, the Dayton Public Schools Foundation, CityHeart, and the advisory board of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness. He has also served as co-convener of the Miami Valley Bench-Bar-Media Forum.
Judge Froelich is a member of the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections, the American and Ohio State Bar Associations, and is a Master of the Carl Kessler Inn of Court. He is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association and has served as chair of its Certified Grievance Committee and is currently on the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism.