David A. Hejmanowski


(740) 833-2600



(740) 833-2599



145 N. Union St.
Delaware, OH 43015


Judge David Hejmanowski graduated as a Public Service Fellow from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1999 where he also received the Joseph M. Harter Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy.  He received his B.S. in political science from Hiram College in 1996.

Currently a member of the board of the Supreme Court’s Judicial College, he is also a past chair of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Language Services, a past chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee and current chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Content Advisory Committee.

From 2008 to 2011 he served a three year term on the Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors.  During 2023 he served as President of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and he is currently President of the Delaware County Bar Foundation.  In 2020 he began a ten-year term as an officer of the Ohio Judicial Conference.  He is a member of the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice.  From 2019-2022 he served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, which advises Congress and the White House on juvenile justice policy matters.  He is a member of the Boards of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Juvenile Justice.

He is a frequent presenter for the Ohio Judicial College and the Ohio State Bar Association.  Locally, he has served as President of the Delaware County Historical Society and on the boards of the Central Ohio Symphony, the Strand Cultural Arts Society, the Andrews House and the Arena Fair Theater Company.


Magistrate Childs

Kari Childs is a Magistrate for the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court, focusing primarily on juvenile delinquency matters. Ms. Childs grew up in Westerville, Ohio. She received her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was actively involved with the Journal of Criminal Law. Ms. Childs received her undergraduate degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University.

Prior to her employment with the Court, Ms. Childs worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Delaware County and as a Staff Attorney for the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court. Ms. Childs lives in Delaware County with her husband.


Magistrate Clark

Thomas C. “Casey” Clark, II was appointed and sworn in as Magistrate on September 17, 2019.  Before joining the Delaware County Juvenile Court, practiced law in and around Delaware County.  Mr. Clark’s general practice included criminal law, traffic law, domestic relations, probate, and of course, juvenile law.  He has represented children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles in custody and family related matters since the beginning of his practice.

Mr. Clark grew up in Delaware, Ohio graduating from Delaware Hayes High School in 1984. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1988 and from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1991.

After completing his education, he returned to Delaware to begin the practice of law where he worked with his father, Thomas C. Clark and Keith A. Boger.  He taught Business Law at Marion Technical College as an adjunct professor.  He has served on numerous boards and community organizations including, Andrews House, Recovery and Prevention Resources and the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  He continues to work with teens through the Ecumenical Youth Group located in Delaware as he has in some capacity since 1991.


Magistrate Rice

Robert Rice is a Magistrate at the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court.  Prior to his full time duties as a Magistrate, he served the Court as the Staff Attorney.  Mr. Rice grew up in Tennessee, and earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee where he majored in Political Science.  He later earned his Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy. 

Prior to his employment with the Court, Mr. Rice was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he handled juvenile delinquency matters.  Mr. Rice is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the Marion County Bar Association as well as the Ohio State Bar Association where he serves on the Board of Governors. Mr. Rice also serves on the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Specialized Dockets.  He and his wife currently enjoy raising their two very energetic boys.