Judge Myron C. Duhart was sworn in as 121st President of the Toledo Bar Association for the 2021-2022 membership year on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Judge Duhart is only the second person of color to serve as president and the first Black man in the association’s 143-year history.
Judge Duhart took the oath of office from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart during the association’s annual meeting on Tuesday, June 8.
Duhart was elected to the 6th District Court of Appeals in 2020 after serving as a judge in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court – General Division for ten years.
A Toledo native, Duhart attended St. Francis de Sales High School, earned his undergraduate degree from Wright State University and his law degree from the University of Toledo. He has also received an L.L.M. in judicial studies from Duke University School of Law and has attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to his time on the bench, Judge Duhart clerked for the Hon. Robert W. Penn and was in private practice for many years in the areas of business litigation, criminal law and personal injury. Judge Duhart served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corp (JAG) and is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Toledo College of Law. Judge Duhart has served on the Toledo Bar Association Board of Directors since 2014.
He was appointed to the Common Pleas Court in 2011 by Governor Ted Strickland and ran successfully in 2012 to keep the seat. He was reelected in 2018 and won a seat on the 6th District Court of Appeals in 2020.