(Crestview Hills, Kentucky)
Crestview Hills attorney Stephanie A. Dietz has filed to run for Kenton Family Judge, Fifth Division. The seat is currently held by Lisa Osborne Bushelman.
“After careful consideration and much encouragement, I have decided to file for this seat,” said Dietz. “I am entering my 20th year of practicing in the area of family law. Over that period, I have assisted many families with their cases in the courts of Northern Kentucky. I would very much appreciate the trust of Kenton County voters to serve as one of its Family Court judges.”
“I have known Stephanie and practiced with her for many years,” says attorney Ruth Jackson. “She is always highly professional, responsible, and reliable in her practice of family law. She also always brings a very personal touch to all of her clients. She would be a tremendous asset to Kenton County as one of its Family Court judges.”
In her practice of law, Dietz has served the community in many roles. She has served on the board of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass for fifteen years, and also as one if its volunteer lawyers. She was also a founder of the Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, a group of lawyers and other professionals dedicated to a collaborative process of resolving the divorce process. She is frequently named in various publications as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of family law in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. She and her husband Jim, an Army veteran and fellow attorney, reside in Edgewood. Dietz is also the proud mother of two sons, Avery, 14, and Alex, 11, and is active in her church, St. Pius X.
As stated by the Kentucky Court of Justice regarding Family Court: “With the One Family, One Judge, One Court approach, cases are presented in a single court, allowing the same judge to hear all matters involving a particular family. This reduces the stress that can arise when individuals are shuttled between courts to resolve a variety of issues. Because Family Court gives cases involving families and children the highest priority, these cases do not compete with criminal and other civil cases for judicial time.”
The Fifth Division seat will be contested on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
“I am looking forward to meeting the voters of Kenton County during this year, and letting them know about the experience and integrity I can bring to Kenton Family Court,” says Dietz. “I am very hopeful of earning their trust and support.”