Well-known attorney, ex-judge John Burlew dies

John Burlew (Source: JohnBurlew.com)
John Burlew (Source: JohnBurlew.com)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A well-known local attorney and former judge has died.

John Burlew died unexpectedly overnight at the age of 63.

Burlew was a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge until 2007. According to an online biography on his website, he specialized in criminal law from 1977 until 2001 and was active in athletics and coaching.

He was also a member of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, former President (1988-89) of the Cincinnati Bar Association and Trustee for the Cincinnati Bar Association and past member of the Magistrate/Judge Selection Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

He was married to Dr. Ann Kathleen Burlew, a professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati and had two children, Randi Burlew Burks and Robin Burlew.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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