Judges

The Honorable Judge Michael R. Goulding

Judge C. Allen McConnellJudge Michael R. Goulding is a life-long resident of Toledo, Ohio.  A graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, Judge Goulding received a BA in English from the Ohio State University in 1991 and his JD from the University of Toledo Law School in 1995.  While in law school, he clerked for the firm of Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Schlageter & Mohler, which hired him as an associate attorney upon graduation.  He became a partner of the firm in 1999. 

Judge Goulding was a partner of Shindler, Neff until he was appointed to the Toledo Municipal Court in January, 2007.  In November, 2007 he was elected to a full six year term.  Judge Goulding was selected to serve as Acting Presiding and Administrative Judge from 2007 to the 2010.  In December 2010, Judge Goulding was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Toledo Municipal Court's Presiding and Administrative Judge.  

Judge Goulding is an active member of the legal community at both the local and state level.  He is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference and serves on the Conference's Ethics and Professionalism Committee and has assisted with the Conference's Judicial-Legislative Exchange Program.  He also serves as an instructor for the Ohio Judicial College, which provides continuing education to Ohio judges, magistrates and court personnel.  Judge Goulding is a member of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio, where he serves as an elected Trustee of the Association and chairman of the Association's Judicial Ethics and Newsletter committees.  He also serves on the Association's Education committee.  Judge Goulding is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, where he serves on the Municipal Court, Professionalism, and Grievance Investigation committees.  He is also a member of the Lucas County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Toledo Bar Foundation.  

Judge Goulding continues to serve as co-chairman of the Diocese of Toledo Red Mass committee, and is active in his parish.  He is married, with three children.