CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A municipal court judge in Hamilton County has died after a battle with cancer. Hon. Julia Stautberg was 43.
Stautberg was appointed as a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge in 2004 and elected to the position a year later. She was re-elected in 2007. She was recently inducted as the 118th president of the Cincinnati Bar Association and had served on the CBA Board of Trustees since 2001.
A graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, she was selected as one of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati's Career Women of Achievement 2010. She was honored just this week at the Salute to Career Women of Achievement Luncheon.
The following statement was released by Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex P. Triantafilou:
"We are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Judge Julia Stautberg.
Julie Stautberg was a fine Judge and a great leader in our courts and in the legal community. Her work with Mental Health Court demonstrated her strong compassion for those suffering from mental disease that needed special attention from the criminal justice system. Her colleagues across the legal profession bestowed on her the great honor of electing her President of the Cincinnati Bar Association. These are only a few of Julie's many accomplishments.
Beyond her many professional accomplishments, Julie had many dear and wonderful friends. She will be remembered by the many lives she touched with her warm smile and gracious demeanor.
On a personal note, Julie was a former colleague and a close friend. She will be missed a great deal.
Please join me in keeping Julie and her wonderful family in your prayers."