Robert C. White, Judge of Elyria Municipal Court
Judge Robert C. White worked his way through college and law school by attending evening classes at Lorain County Community College, Cleveland State University, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law while working full-time on local factory assembly lines and as a carpet installer by day. After earning his law degree, Judge White practiced law for over 26 years before federal, state, and local courts and administrative agencies. As a partner in the Fauver law firm in Elyria, Judge White represented individuals, public entities, and private companies, including many of Lorain County’s most prominent businesses. His public law practice included clients such as the Elyria City School District, the Rural Lorain County Water Authority, the South Lorain County Ambulance District, the Central Lorain County Ambulance District, and Rochester Village. Judge White has provided instruction to employers, business groups, and other attorneys on a variety of legal topics over the years.
In addition to his experience as a Judge and attorney, Judge White has a distinguished record of public service. He served throughout his career on many community and non-profit boards, including the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Comprehensive Health Care of Ohio, the Rural Lorain County Water Authority, EMH Regional Medical Center, the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County, the Elyria Rotary Club, and Lorain County Drug Free Youth. He was elected to three, four-year terms as Carlisle Township Trustee and two terms as President of the Lorain County Township Association. Judge White is a Leadership Lorain County, Class of 1994 graduate.
After serving two years as an Acting Judge in the Court, Judge White was selected by the Governor of Ohio to succeed long-time Judge Lisa Locke Graves. Since taking the bench in 2018, Judge White has established a firm but fair judicial philosophy that balances various forms of discipline, treatment, and judicial oversight to deal with some of our most pressing societal issues. In addition, he has worked to utilize his many years of litigation, administration, public service, and business ownership experience to help improve and streamline court operations and public access. Those processes continue to develop in coordination with the offices of Judge Gary Bennett and Clerk of Courts Eric Rothgery.
Judge White and his wife, Anita, have three children and two grandchildren.