Richard P. Carey - Probate Judge
 
The Probate Judge is the Judge and the Clerk of the Clark County Probate Court. This Court of Common Pleas judgeship is an elected position with a six year term. As the Clerk of the Probate Court, the Judge is responsible for keeping and maintaining all records and filings in the Probate Court.

A dedicated public servant, Judge Carey has developed a broad-based legal vocation. He began his career in the private practice of law with his father, Norman C. Carey. Judge Carey subsequently joined Clark County Prosecutor Stephen Schumaker and for over eight years was a staff attorney and litigator, prosecuting over one hundred felony jury trials. Judge Carey was appointed and subsequently elected to the Clark County Municipal Court in January 1993 and served as its Presiding Judge from January 2000 to January 2002.
A native Clark Countian, Judge Carey is a graduate of Springfield North High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Petit School of Ohio Northern University. He holds current membership in several professional organizations, among them: The American Judges Association, Ohio Municipal Court Judges Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association and managed to invest time to share his judicial expertise as a member of the Advisory Council of the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program, when under the aegis of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Judge Carey, himself one of ten children, and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse, are the proud parents of four sons, Michael, Joshua, Kyle and Braeden and two daughters, Chelsea and Jenna. He relaxes by rooting for his beloved "Fighting Irish" and eagerly awaits the return of Knute Rockne to South Bend. The judge also writes, publishes and distributes music through Carey-Our Lady Publishing Company, which he owns.

He's a past and occasionally a current participant with both the Ohio Lyric Theatre and Ohio Civic Theatre. He coaches basketball, baseball and softball for the National Trails Youth Sports program. Judge Carey is a current member of Kiwanis International, 44th Ohio O.V.I. Community Bank, is President of the Notre Dame Club of Springfield and Director of the St. Teresa Church parish choir.