Judge Frank Janik
Frank Janik was elected as Judge of the Lorain County Domestic Relations Court in 2012. Before taking the bench, he practiced criminal and civil law for twenty three years with the law firms of John Nemeth and Associates in Columbus practicing insurance defense and civil litigation, with Kenneth Rothgery and Associates in Elyria practicing personal injury and malpractice law, as a sole practitioner in Amherst practicing criminal defense and personal injury law, and as an assistant Lorain County Prosecutor prosecuting major felony crimes.
Judge Janik has presided over all three specialized courts in the Lorain County Juvenile Court including the Juvenile Drug Court, the Family Drug Court, and the Mental Health Court, and has served as Administrative Judge. He has served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges and has served as representative of the Second District. He was also appointed by the Chief Justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Children and Families and currently is a member of the Ohio Judicial College Executive Committee.
Judge Janik has served as a councilman at large in the city of Amherst, has been an adjunct professor at the Lorain County Community College teaching criminal law and procedure, served as an Arbitrator in Lorain and Franklin County courts, and served as Acting Judge in the Oberlin Municipal Court. He has served on the Executive Board of the Lorain County Bar Association and as Chair of the Criminal Law section.
Judge Janik graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Political Science, and graduated with honors from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.