Meet Judge Skaggs!
Justin W. Skaggs has served as the the judge of the Probate & Juvenile Divisions of the Jackson County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas since February 9, 2021. Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Skaggs operated a private law practice for more than ten years on Pearl Street in Jackson, Ohio serving thousands of clients in various areas including domestic relations, criminal defense, probate, and small business matters. Prior to declaring candidacy for judicial election in 2019, Judge Skaggs served on the Jackson County Board of Elections for approximately ten years.

Judge Skaggs places great emphasis on community engagement and can often be found at community events supporting local schools and charitable organizations. Judge Skaggs is a life-long resident of Jackson County, attended Jackson City Schools, Ohio University, and Ohio Northern University.
Our Staff
Embedded Workers
The Juvenile Court partners with local service providers to provide readily available on-site services to children connected with the Juvenile Court. As a result of the provider partnerships, the following individuals are embedded at the Juvenile Court: