“I believe the role of the judiciary is to interpret the laws of the State of Ohio - our legislature is elected to make our laws. I promise that I will treat fairly all people who come before the Court. My experience as a lawyer for 2o years in private practice, as a visiting Magistrate, a prosecuting attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law has prepared me to fulfill that promise.”
Ratified in 1851 on the ideal that all are, by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety. Chris believes all judicial interpretations should be rendered on these tenants as laid out by the Ohio Constitution.
Ensuring accuracy and justice in the trial courts is the constitutional responsibility of the Court of Appeals. As an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, Chris has taught Appellate Practice and Procedure to hundreds of students for over the last 17 years. Additionally, Chris has built a remarkable legal career through service to every segment of society as a private practice attorney, municipal court prosecutor, and trial court magistrate.
Chris Epley's judicial philosophy is simple: Judges are responsible for interpreting the law, and lawmakers are responsible for making the law. This philosophy has earned him the respect of his peers throughout the 2nd District.