Judge Jesse B. Kramig is from Cincinnati, Ohio. A Roger Bacon High School alum, who went on to pursue his B.A. in History, minoring in Political Science, at Bowling Green State University. Upon completing his undergrad in 2002, he went on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board of Directors, and graduated in 2006.
While in law school, Judge Kramig served as a summer law clerk to the Honorable Mark Schweikert in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. There he assisted Judge Schweikert with legal research and writing.
After passing the Ohio Bar Exam in 2007, Judge Kramig began his legal career in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Juvenile Delinquency Division. There he handled the prosecution of juveniles for crimes varying in seriousness from criminal trespass to murder.
In 2010, Judge Kramig began working as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Municipal Court Division of the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office. There he handled misdemeanor criminal cases, including the prosecution of offenders for crimes such as domestic violence, assault, and OVI. Within three months of starting in the Municipal Division, he was promoted to the Common Pleas Felony Division of the office.
As a felony prosecutor, he tried and convicted multiple offenders for crimes including corrupt activity, manufacturing methamphetamine, drug trafficking, child rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault, and participation in a criminal gang. In 2014, the Prosecuting Attorney promoted Judge Kramig to the position of Supervisory Assistant in the Common Pleas Felony Division. In that capacity, he handled the office’s most serious cases and was responsible for supervising other assistant prosecutors, support staff, and for making recommendations on presentment of cases to the grand jury.
In 2015, Judge Kramig accepted the position of Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. There he traveled to different Ohio counties, trying and convicting multiple offenders for “white collar crimes,” corrupt activity, and theft from the elderly.
In 2016, Judge Kramig was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to complete the final year of then Municipal Court Judge Brock’s six-year term on the Municipal Court bench. In 2017, Judge Kramig was elected by the community members of Clermont County to serve a six-year term on the Municipal Court bench. In 2019, Judge Kramig served as Administrative Judge for the Court. He currently presides over his regular docket and the OVI Court Specialized Docket.