LIMA — Judge William Zimmerman has been named as the presiding judge of the 3rd District Court of Appeals for calendar year 2019.
The appellate court district is comprised of 17 counties, including Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Union, Van Wert and Wyandot.
The duties of the presiding judge are to preside over oral arguments in court, assign judges to hear appeals, determine procedural motions and to administer personnel policies of the court.
Zimmerman was elected to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in 2016. He is from Shelby County, where he served as a common pleas court judge from 2009-2016.
Other judges serving on the court include Vernon Preston, of Findlay; Stephen Shaw, of Lima; and John Willamowski, of Lima.