Licking County Municipal Courtroom
Licking County Municipal Court
Judge David N. Stansbury has served as a judge for the Licking County Municipal Court since July of 2010 after his appointment to the bench by the governor. He was elected to a full, six-year term in 2011.  He currently serves as the immediate past Administrative and Presiding Judge of the court. 


Judge Stansbury is a member of the Licking County and Ohio State Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Ohio Judicial College and Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges.  He serves on numerous committees with these organizations, including the Specialized Dockets, Criminal Law, and Civil Law committees.  He has presided over LIFT Court, which is the Municipal Court drug court program, since 2010 and is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals


Judge Stansbury has spent his entire career practicing law in Licking County after graduating from Boston University School of Law in 1996.  He served as an articles editor for the International Law Journal at BUSL.  Judge Stansbury received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1993, with a major in history and a minor in Russian Studies.  He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta National Honorary History Society.  He earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average while studying Russian language, history, and culture at Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia in 1992 through the Institute for Russian and Baltic Studies.


Judge Stansbury was born in Newark and graduated from Granville High School in 1988 where he was Vice-President of his class and President of the National Honor Society.  He played football, earning all-LCL honors on both offense and defense, and tennis.


Judge Stansbury is a member of the Board of Directors for Hospice of Central Ohio, located in Newark, Ohio, which provides end of life and palliative care for patients throughout central Ohio.  He previously served as Vice-President of the Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program Board of Directors and also as a board member and advisor to the Granville Recreation Commission and Granville Recreation District, respectively.


Judge Stansbury lives in Newark with his wife, Cathy, their daughter Catie, and his stepsons, Alex James and Josh James.