LIMA — John R. Willamowski, judge with the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, has been designated as presiding judge of that court for 2021.
The duties of presiding judge include setting the schedule and presiding over oral arguments; assigning the judges to hearing panels; determining procedural motions and administering the personnel policies of the Court.
Willamowski was elected to the Third District in 2006. He previously served as a state representative from 1997-2006. He resides in Lima with his wife, Mona.
William R. Zimmerman, judge with the Third District Court of Appeals, has been designated as administrative judge of that court for 2021. The administrative judge assists and, in the absence of the presiding judge, carries out those duties. Zimmerman was elected to the Third District in 2016. He previously served as a Shelby County Common Pleas Court Judge from 2009-2016, and he resides in Sidney with his wife, Deb.