Bill Hedrick

Municipal Court Judge

Bill will be the first out LGBTQ Municipal Judge in Ohio history!


Bill Hedrick has sent his career serving the public and has twenty-five years of experience working in municipal court. He has served as Senior Lead Prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Environmental Prosecutor and Assistant City Attorney for the Columbus City Attorney’s Office. He has handled thousands of cases and was selected in 2004 as one of the Columbus’ Top Lawyers as voted by their peers in Business First Magazine. He received the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service in 2013 and was also awarded the Models of Justice Prosecutor of the Year in 2014 from the Justice League of Ohio.

He has been a leader in his community. He has twice served as the President Of the Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio and served 10 years on the board of the Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization. Hedrick has been active in the Democratic Party and served 15 years as the Vice Chair of the Franklin County Democratic Party. He was recognized by the county party as the Democrat of the Year in 2014.

Bill grew up in Washington, Indiana and has been a resident of Columbus, Ohio since 1993. Hedrick holds an Associates degree from Vincennes University, a B.A. from Purdue University and Master’s degrees from both Purdue and Indiana University. He earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1996 and served as the President of the Student Bar Association.

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