By Kristin Rover
Kevin Miles, chief assistant prosecutor for the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office, was sworn in as Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Aug. 16 during a ceremony held at the courthouse.
“This Monday, Kevin Miles will become the eighth judge in the history of Clermont County Municipal Court,” Municipal Court Judge Anthony Brock said during the ceremony.
Brock said the municipal court in the county was established in 1991.
“This court has earned the reputations as one of the best municipal courts in Ohio,” Brock said. “We look forward to Kevin Miles continuing to represent us.”
Brock said he is honored to be able to read Miles the oath of office during the ceremony.
Miles will replace Judge James Shriver who was appointed to serve as judge of juvenile court earlier this year.
“I want to begin by thanking everyone for coming,” Miles said. “I am honored Governor Kasich appointed me. This is a realization of a professional milestone for me.”
Miles thanked his family, including his wife Melissa, children Abby and Jake, and mother Nancy for their support.
He thanked Judge Anthony Brock for swearing him in as judge.
“It is truly an honor to share this moment today,” Miles said. “You’re my friend and now my colleague.”
Miles introduced many government officials in the audience, and he said so many people have helped him learn along the way.
Miles said working at the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office has been one of the best experiences of his life, and he said he will miss his family at the office.
Miles thanked Prosecutor Vince Faris for allowing him the opportunity to realize his dream of becoming a judge.
He said he is looking forward to beginning his duties as judge.
“I had the opportunity to practice in front of the best judges in Ohio, and I learned from that,” Miles said. “I couldn’t ask for better examples of jurists.”
Miles said Judge James Shriver has set the bar high, and he is looking forward to the new opportunity to serve as municipal court judge.
“I hope to become a good judge,” Miles said.
Miles will begin his duties as judge Aug. 19.
Miles will have to be elected to his position in November, and he said he has already begun his campaign.