Jeffrey R. Ingraham

Contact Information




(419) 586-2122



Mercer County Court of Common Pleas

101 N. Main Street, Room 301

Celina, OH 45822


Profile Information

Education and Training:

  • Wittenberg University, B.A., 1972
  • Ohio Northern University Law School, J.D., 1975
  • Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management Mediation Training 
  • Ohio Supreme Court Approved Domestic Relations and Civil Mediation Training 


Professional Experience:

  • Common Pleas Judge, Mercer County, 1991 to present
  • Private practice of law, 1975 to 1991
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Mercer County, 1978 to 1991
  • Law Director, City of Celina, 1975 to 1977


Associated Activities:

  • Creator and Current Presiding Judge of Drug Court Program in Mercer County, 2014 to present
  • Co-chair Supreme Court of Ohio Domestic Violence Task Force, 1995-1997
  • Co-chair Center for Prevention of Family and Community Violence Advisory Council 1999-2000
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Bench-Bar Planning Committee, 1992 and 1994
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Bench-Bar Facilitator, 1994, 1997, and 2000
  • Ohio Judicial College – Curriculum Planner and Presenter for CJE courses
  • Conflict Resolution for Government Officials Program (formerly GAP) – Mediator



  • American, Ohio State, and Mercer County Bar Associations
  • Ohio Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association
  • Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges and Magistrates
  • Ohio Community Corrections Advisory Board
  • Ohio Jury Management Association
  • American Judges Association
  • American Judicature Society



  • Wife of 35+ years, Susan E., is a principal in the freelance court reporting firm of Midwest Reporting Service
  • Daughters: Elizabeth, who with her husband, Mike Rumschlag, are parents of four children, presently an OB/GYN specialist with a practice in Lima, Ohio. Emily, who with her husband, Keith Allen, are parents of three children, and live in Laurelton, New York. Both are active in church, sports, and music activities.