Judge Anita M. Bechmann assumed office on Aug. 1, 2022 taking the seat formerly held by Judge Kevin T. Miles, who was appointed to a different bench. Judge Bechmann is the first female Judge of the Clermont Municipal Court.
She began her career in law in 1992 as an associate attorney for Kathleen Mezher & Associates. Following that, Judge Bechmann began working as a court appointed attorney for the Clermont Juvenile Court, and was an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator at her own private practice for nearly a decade.
From 1997 to 2015 Judge Bechmann worked as a Clermont County public defender, where she was a staff attorney for the Municipal and Juvenile Courts and has most recently been a magistrate at the Clermont County Municipal Court for the seven years preceding her appointment as Judge.
Judge Bechmann received her law degree from the University of Cincinnati, and undergraduate degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph.
She currently is a member of the Clermont County Bar Association, and Ohio State Bar Association.