Mary Montgomery for Judge

Experience Matters.

Mary Montgomery, current Civil Division Chief of the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office, has dedicated her entire legal career to serving the citizens of Montgomery County.

Mary’s depth of knowledge, skills and experience are unparalleled in this judicial campaign.

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Experience Matters.

Elect Mary Montgomery for Judge

Elect Mary Montgomery for Judge

 

Mary Montgomery, current Civil Division Chief of the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office, has dedicated her entire legal career to serving the citizens of Montgomery County.

Mary graduated from Ohio University in 1994 and from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1998. She joined the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office after graduation as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Mary quickly rose through the ranks, serving as Supervising Attorney at Care House (joint task force for child advocacy), then as Intake Supervisor for Grand Jury. She was then promoted to Criminal Division Trial Supervisor, where she supervised multiple assistant prosecuting attorneys assigned to various Common Pleas Court Judges’ Criminal Dockets. During this time, Mary earned a reputation for being an outstanding and talented criminal trial attorney, successfully prosecuting a variety of high profile and complex cases. Her constant professionalism and legal acumen earned her the respect of the defense bar and judges with whom she interacted and before whom she appeared.

In March, 2014, Mary was promoted to the position of Chief of the Civil Division.

Her current position entails defending Montgomery County, its agencies and all elected officials in civil litigation matters in both state and federal court; advising and defending elected officials (of both political parties) in litigation and pre-litigation matters; representing governmental agencies and entities on employment, contracts, public records, and governance issues; participating in contract negotiations, and economic development initiatives, to name just a few of the matters in which she is regularly involved. The depth and range of legal issues which Mary regularly handles are far too many to list.

Mary’s depth of knowledge, skills and experience are unparalleled in this judicial campaign.

Mary’s dedication to the community, however, does not stop with her work at the Prosecutor’s Office. For example, she has served on the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board, actively supported Care House in its programming and fundraising, has served as a panelist for the Women in Law forum, as well as presenting as a speaker for Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys. Additionally, she currently serves as an Oakwood United Soccer Club Team Manager, as well as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, roles she has held for several years. Mary recently spearheaded a grassroots effort to establish a new public park in the City of Oakwood, assisting with both the design and funding for what is now known as Cook Park.

Among some of her greatest accomplishments is Mary’s ability to balance an extraordinary and exemplary professional career with her community activities and family.

Among some of Mary's greatest accomplishments is her ability to balance an extraordinary and exemplary professional career with her community activities and family.

 

Mary Montgomery is Endorsed by:

Mat Heck, County Prosecutor
Brandon McCLain, County Recorder
Karl Keith, County Auditor
Carolyn Rice, County Treasurer
Paul Gruner, County Engineer
Debbie Lieberman, County Commissioner
Dan Foley, County Commissioner

Judy Dodge, County Commissioner
Joe Tuss, Former County Administrator
Deborah Feldman
Mayor Dick Church, Miamisburg, Ohio
Dayton FOP Lodge 44
Montgomery County FOP Lodge 104
Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association

Experience Matters.

Elect Mary Montgomery for Judge

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1998

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office

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2005

Supervising Attorney at Care House

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2007

Intake Supervisor for Grand Jury

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2008

Criminal Division Trial Supervisor

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2014 - Present

Chief of the Civil Division

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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office

1998

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Supervising Attorney at Care House

2005

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Intake Supervisor for Grand Jury

2007

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Criminal Division Trial Supervisor

2008

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Chief of the Civil Division

2014 – Present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Dayton Lawyer’s Club
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Ohio, Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio/Western Division, Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court

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Thank you so much for your support. The Committee to Elect Mary Montgomery appreciates your contribution of any amount.

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Contact

36 West Babbitt Street
Dayton, OH 45405
info@marymontgomeryforjudge.com
(937) 344-1019

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Montgomery County officials have filed two lawsuits against opioid manufactures and distributors.

County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr., and the Chief of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Civil Division Mary Montgomery announced the two lawsuits Wednesday, which assert claims related to the “deceptive marketing, prescribing, distribution and sale” of opioids in the county.

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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Mary last night at Bennett's in Miamisburg. Trivia provided by the great Kevin Buffenbarger was a hit! Be sure to take a look at the beautiful flowers provided by Hackberry Farm Flowers and the very talented Bley Hack....

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Germantown 4th of July Parade

Wowzer it was a hot parade today in beautiful Germantown, but those that braved the heat and came out to watch the parade were just the best! Such a wonderful, welcoming community! An enormous thanks to those that volunteered to walk in the parade today. You all are...

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Rail Fest

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Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you, Lisa for the wonderful time at your house this afternoon. Lisa and I have been friends for almost 30 years! I could not have a nicer and more supportive friend in my corner! It was so nice to meet and spend time with your amazing friends and your sweet Mom!...

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Kettering Block Party

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Beautification and Landscaping Project at Cook Park

I had a great time today with some amazing families helping with the beautification and landscaping project at Cook Park organized by the Little Hands Big Hearts Committee. It was great working side by side with children, parents and grandparents planting flowers and investing in our community!

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Jury Sides with Montgomery County in Jail Mattress Civil Rights Case

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Montgomery County did not violate David O. Cooper’s 14th amendment rights when it didn’t provide a mattress for parts of his 2012 stay in the county jail.

“We are very pleased with today’s verdict,” said Mary E. Montgomery, the chief of the civil division of the county prosecutor’s office. “Montgomery County, and the Sheriff’s Office, accommodated the inmate in every way possible in order to protect him from his self‐harming behavior.

“The jury agreed with us, and determined there was no violation of his rights while he was incarcerated at the jail. Accordingly, the jury did not award the plaintiff any monetary damages.”

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“Pocket Park” Honors Former Oakwood Mayor

The new park, with a suite of playground equipment, was the vision on nearby resident Mary Montgomery and her daughters, who first approached city officials with crayon sketches of what they would like to see installed on the property. Improvements to the property were funded with a grant from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, along with private donations, city funds, and a $5000 donation from the Oakwood Historical Society.

Cook, who once resided in the neighborhood, was on hand to see the new park officially dedicated in her name. “Not a day will go by when I don’t think about Cook Park with appreciation and gratitude,” she told the gathering. Cook served as Mayor of Oakwood from 2002 to 2010, vice Mayor from 1996 to 2002, and on City Council for 20 years, from 1990 to 2010.

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Strip Club Ordered to Close for One Year

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“We’re talking marijuana, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil – any kind of drug you wanted was coming in and out of the Harem,” she said.

“Not to mention the fact, you had young women who were in there – presumably being hired as dancers but being engaged in other activity that was clearly illegal. So with the harem being closed that activity has stopped.”

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Montgomery County Joins Legal Fight Against Opioid Drug Companies

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County commissioners announced they have approved an agreement with Motley Rice, one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms, to take legal action against “individuals and entities related to the marketing, prescribing, distribution or sale of opioids.”

Montgomery County has hired the firm to investigate and then litigate claims related to the marketing and overprescribing of powerful opioid medications, said Mary Montgomery, chief of civil division of the Montomery County prosecutor’s office.

She said the goal is to hold those people and companies responsible for the opioid crisis accountable for it and try to recover the costs to taxpayers. That includes drug treatment programs, medical care, hospitalizations, law enforcement, prosecution and incarceration, Montgomery said.

Other costs include caring for the children whose parents have died of a drug overdose or who have lost custody because of their drug use, she said.

“Any money recovered will be for treatment programs as well as to reimburse the county for all of the expenses just mentioned,” she said.

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