Judge Jeffrey D. Mackey graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1981 with a clear path towards the practice of probate law. He ran a successful private practice for 38 years, concentrated in Estate Planning, Probate Law, and Probate Litigation. He has a long history of serving his community, including membership with the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Foundation’s Professional Council.
Judge Mackey was elected Probate Judge by the people of Franklin County on November 3, 2020 and took office on February 9, 2021. He entered the role with a vision to provide equal access to justice and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure the court reflects the community of residents served. By law, he serves as Administrative Judge of the Probate Division of the Common Pleas Courts and as the clerk of his own court.