Judge Christopher J. Geer
Courtroom 65

Judge Chris Geer Judge Christopher J. Geer asked the Republican Party to accept him as a candidate for the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court to help solve the numerous problems with the way cases are administered. After having been approached over and over by peers asking him to seek this office to remedy the problem, he and his wife concluded, after much soul searching, that at this juncture in his career, his candidacy could make a difference. Therefore, he has agreed to commit himself wholly to that task.

Judge Geer has been a resident of Columbus for fifty years, having lived on the east side in the Greenbrier Farms subdivision for twenty-five years. He has long-standing and deep associations with his law partners and the legal community, first as a law clerk, then practicing as an attorney for nearly twenty-eight years in central Ohio.


Staff:
  • Bailiff - Kellie Kesselring
  • Secretary - Millie Russell
  • Staff Attorney - Stephanie Hanna
  • Duty Bailiff - Rita Ward
Professional Experience:
  • MATAN, GEER & WRIGHT (Formerly, Eugene L. Matan Law Offices; Matan, Rinehart & Smith; and Matan & Smith, respectively), Columbus, Ohio (1969 to Present); Partner from January 1, 1980, to present, concentrating in family law and estate administration.
Government Experience:
  • CITY OF COLUMBUS, DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (1989-1995) - Chairman (1993-1994)
Education:
  • CAPITAL UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio
    Juris Doctor, 1977
    Admitted to Bar, 1978
  • THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio
    Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • WALNUT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, Columbus, Ohio
    Graduated, 1966