Thomas Beridon Will Be Sworn in As a Judge This Week
Thomas Beridon will be officially inaugurated into the Court of Common Pleas General Division this week, alongside 64 other newly appointed judges who will undergo four days of training for their careers on the bench. Beridon previously worked as a public defender, prosecutor, and civil attorney; additionally completing Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey back in 2022.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Beridon hadn’t experienced his new chapter of life until this week during a mock trial instructional session where he donned his robe for the first time – just one of 64 newly elected and appointed judges to attend an Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College four-day training seminar.
Judges receive daily pay in addition to retirement benefits they are eligible for, making the training seminar an essential part of their transition from barrister to judgeship. Tom Beridon has served in multiple capacities over nearly twenty years as magistrate, prosecutor and civil attorney – an experience which he brings into this new endeavor as trainer for new justices.
Tom Beridon has served as magistrate judge at the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas since 2018. Additionally, he served as prosecutor and civil attorney. Additionally, he arbitrated and mediated cases for Better Business Bureau as well as volunteering with Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Heekin ran unsuccessfully for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas General Division seat in 2022, losing to Alison Hatheway. To better inform their campaign ad plans he completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. You can view his responses here. Additionally he received support from former Democratic state senator Charles Kubicki Jr. as well as Maislin PAC who paid $30,000 to run their campaign ads from Sept 26 – Nov 8. Additionally both Heekin and Beridon earned endorsement from both parties respectively.
Achievement and Honors
Tom Beridon has extensive legal experience as a public defender, prosecutor, civil attorney, mediator and arbitration expert. Currently serving as Magistrate Judge in Hamilton County; member of Madisonville Redevelopment Corporation board and Talbert House board directors as well as Parish Council at his church; in 2022 completed Ballotpedia Candidate Connection survey where you can read his responses here.
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Tom Beridon is married to Lisa, with whom he shares three children. In his free time he enjoys sports, hunting and fishing as well as being active in church. Additionally he serves on the boards for Madisonville Redevelopment Corporation and Talbert House while volunteering his services with Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio.
In 2022, Beridon ran for a seat on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas General Division and participated in Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey to complete his ballotpedia entry. For more information about this questionnaire (all candidates are asked to answer three mandatory and additional optional questions), click here; other candidates’ responses can be seen by visiting here; for a comprehensive listing of results visit Candidate Connection page; the election was held November 8th 2022).