Judge Wiest has served the Wayne County Court system for over 30 years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Judge Wiest began his career as a practicing lawyer. His legal career spanned seven years in general practice with an emphasis in litigation and representation of small businesses. He also served as a part-time prosecutor in Municipal Court from 1972-1974.
He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, and is a member of the Wayne County Ohio Bar Association. Judge Wiest enjoys spending time with his wife, Karin, and their four sons.
Elected Municipal Court Judge from 1980 - 1982
Appointed to fill vacancy on Common Pleas Court in 1983
Has been re-elected and served as a judge on the Common Pleas Court since 1983