Judge Josh Berkowitz serves on the Hamilton County Municipal Court. Judge Berkowitz hears cases from all over Hamilton County in one of Ohio's busiest courts. These include criminal, traffic, and civil cases.
Before taking the bench, Judge Berkowitz served as a Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor. Josh Berkowitz prosecuted all types of felony offenses including murder, sex crimes, drug trafficking, robberies, and burglaries.
Judge Josh Berkowitz also served as Law Director for the City of Norwood. As the city's chief legal officer, Josh offered legal advice to officeholders, employees, and city departments.
Judge Berkowitz was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. He attended Elder High School before attending The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts in History. Following college, Josh earned a law degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Following the bar exam, Josh practiced criminal defense and later joined the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office in Columbus. In 2008, Josh returned to Cincinnati and joined the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.
Judge Berkowitz and his wife, Beth, live in Norwood, where they are raising their three children. The Berkowitz family are members of St. Mary Parish in Hyde Park. Josh currently serves as a board member for the Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.
"It is an honor to serve my community as a Judge in the Municipal Court," Judge Berkowitz said. "My pledge is to follow the law, to treat everyone in the courtroom fairly, and to work hard every day to do what's right, one case at a time."