Meet Judge Kim Melnick
Judge Melnick was born and raised in Montgomery County, Ohio. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1986. She went on to attended Wright State University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1990. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1993.
Judge Melnick began her legal career in January 1994 with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. From 2002 to 2006, Judge Melnick was as a Deputy District Attorney in Jefferson County, Colorado. She returned to Dayton and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office in November 2006.
During her tenure with the Prosecutor’s Office, she served as a docket trial attorney, Supervising Attorney of the Grand Jury/Intake Division, Supervising Attorney for the Adult Protection Unit, Trial Supervisor, training and managing trial attorneys and most recently as a member of the Violent Crimes Bureau, prosecuting homicide cases. Judge Melnick has extensive courtroom experience in all types of complex felony prosecutions.
Judge Melnick was appointed to the Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division, by Governor Mike DeWine in March 2022.
She is a member of the Dayton Bar Association and the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court. She is currently a member of the Common Pleas Court’s Information Technology and Security Committees.
Judge Melnick has been in public service for over 26 years. She continues to be dedicated to serving the citizens of Montgomery County.