Probate / Juvenile Court Judge Biography

Judge Albert S. Camplese

Probate Court (440) 576-3451

Juvenile Court (440) 994-6000

Judge Albert Camplese

1976-1980, Ohio Northern University - B.A., Business Management, cum laude
1982-1985, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law - Juris Doctorate

1985 - 1993, Private Practice
1985 - 1993, Municipal Prosecutor/Asst. City Solicitor, City of Ashtabula, Ohio
1993 - 2015, Judge - Ashtabula Municipal Court, Ashtabula, Ohio
2015 - Present, Judge - Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile-Probate Division

Past President, Northeast Ohio Judge's Association
Past Trustee, Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges
Past Secretary, Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges

Ashtabula County Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
American Judges Association
Ohio Association of Probate Judges
Ohio Association of Juvenile Judges
Past member, Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges

Recipient, U.S. Inspector General's “Integrity Award” for exemplary dedication and service in office
Recipient, Three commendations from the Ohio Auditor's Office for efficiency and dedication in office

Judge Camplese was awarded the “Whatever It Takes” award by MST for demonstrating outstanding service and the willingness to go above and beyond. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary contributions to the local community. The award was given by the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges (OAJCJ).

Judge Camplese was recognized for implementing numerous unique and innovative programs while judge of the Ashtabula Municipal Court. Since being elected the bench of the Juvenile-Probate Court, Judge Camplese and staff have partnered with county agencies and out-of-county Courts to fund and operate Ashtabula County's only MST program, and to provide Trauma Informed Care [TIC] training to Ashtabula County mental health professionals and Juvenile Court personnel.

The Ashtabula County Juvenile Court is currently one of six Ohio Courts participating in a federal initiative project titled: Statewide System Reform Program [SSRP]. SSRP seeks to identify ways to increase the capacity of family drug courts to serve more effectively all families in the child welfare system affected by parental substance use disorders. The data generated from this project will be utilized by the federal government to build the capacity of states, state courts, local courts and divisions of local government, to either implement new or enhance preexisting drug courts. This data shall also provide the basis for the creation of Ashtabula County’s first Family Drug Court.

The Ashtabula County Probate Court under the leadership of Judge Camplese has expanded the Ashtabula Senior Advocacy and Protection Network [ASAPN]. Recently, the network has hired its first Executive Director, Mary Pepperney. Judge Camplese is currently working with partners to establish a Guardian Angels Program to benefit Ashtabula County’s adults and seniors.