Honorable Rick RodgerJudge, Probate And Juvenile Divisions
Union County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Rick Rodger grew up on a farm in the State of Montana. After graduating high school, Judge Rodger attended Brigham Young University in Utah where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Administration. After college, he attended Capital University Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1988.
Judge Rodger became an associate attorney for a local law firm in 1988 and eventually a partner. He wrapped up his private practice in 2014. In 2000, Judge Rodger became a full-time county prosecutor. Judge Rodger joined the Union County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 1992 and remained with that office through 2000. Between 2001 and 2005, Judge Rodger served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Hardin County, Ohio. In 2005, Judge Rodger again became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Union County and remained in that position until 2021.
On November 3, 2020, Judge Rodger was elected to serve as Probate and Juvenile Judge of the Union County Court of Common Pleas Court. His first term as Judge began February 9, 2021.