Common Pleas Court

Court Staff

Common Pleas

Assignment Commissioner
for Civil and Criminal Division

Brittany McNamara
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6777, Option #1

Domestic Relations Assignment
Commissioner / Jury Commissioner

Shelbi Robbins
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6777, Option #4

Director of Court Services

Andrea Sellers
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6777, Option #2

Bailiff

David Lashley
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6777, Option #3

Adult Court Services

Chief Probation Officer

Lisa Lyons
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #1

Probation Officer

Dustin Gregory
118 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #4

Probation Officer

Kim Lemley
118 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #7

Probation Program Manager

Nick Stover
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #2

Probation Officer

Lance Wise
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #5

PSI Investigator

Tom Durbin
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #8

Court Liaison / Intervention Specialist

Kristie Maibach
111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #3

Re-Entry Officer

Kea Smith
118 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #6

Administrative Probation Support

Kenda Gage
118 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-4023, Option #0

About the Court of Common Pleas

In Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas are the only trial courts created by the Ohio Constitution, as established by Article IV, Section 1, of the Ohio Constitution, and as described in Article IV, Section 4.
The General Division of the Court of Common Pleas has original jurisdiction in all criminal felony cases and in all civil cases in which the amount in controversy is more than $15,000. The General Division also has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of some local and state administrative agencies.
Judge-Richard-Wetzel

Judge Wetzel

J.D. Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, 1982; B.A. History, Summa Cum Laude, Ohio University, 1979

The Court of Common Pleas also hears domestic relations cases. The Domestic Relations Division of the court has jurisdiction over all proceedings involving divorce or dissolution of marriages, annulment, legal separation, spousal support and allocation of parental rights and responsibilities for the care of children, and civil domestic violence cases.

Knox County Court of Common Pleas

111 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 393-6777
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed weekends and holidays