Judge Victor M. Haddad attended the University of Akron and finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, graduating magna cum laude in 1985 with a bachelor’s in criminology. Judge Haddad obtained his Juris Doctorate from U.C. College of Law in 1988. While at the College of Law, he was a member of the Student-Faculty Committee on Job Placement. Judge Haddad was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio in 1989, in Federal District Court in 1990, and in the United States Supreme Court in 2002.
Judge Haddad has spent the majority of his legal career serving the citizens of Clermont County. Soon after receiving his law degree, he was appointed as Magistrate and Compliance Officer of the Domestic Relations Court where he presided over cases concerning family law matters including custody and domestic violence issues. He served in this capacity until 1992 when he was hired as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. In 1996 Judge Haddad was appointed as Magistrate/Court Administrator of the Clermont County Municipal Court, presiding over traffic and criminal cases, felony preliminary hearings and jury trials. As Court Administrator, he oversaw day-to-day operations and designed and implemented administrative policies of the court.
In 1999, Judge Haddad was elected to the Clermont County Municipal Court and subsequently took the bench in January of 2000. During his tenure as Municipal Court Judge, he was elected by his fellow Judges as Administrative/Presiding Judge in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Judge Haddad was a member of the Education Committee for the Association of Municipal Court Judges of Ohio and the Clermont County Jail Advisory Committee. He also served as an instructor for courses at the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College.
Judge Haddad was elected to the Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 2006 and began his term in January of 2007. In 2009 he was chosen to hold the position of Presiding Judge for all divisions of the Common Pleas Court. As Judge of the Common Pleas Court, he brings with him a broad range of judicial knowledge and legal experience gained through his many years of service.
Judge Haddad participated in the Senior Leadership Program sponsored by Clermont 20/20 and was a member of the Lead Clermont Class of 1998-1999. He was selected to present as a keynote speaker at the University of Cincinnati Police Academy graduation ceremony and at the Eastern Area YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Event. Judge Haddad continues active memberships in the Clermont 20/20 Leadership Institute, Union Township Kiwanis, the JB Covert Lodge, the Clermont County Township Association and the Clermont County Farm Bureau.
Judge Haddad was selected as the 2012 Trial Judge of the Year by Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association members.