Judge Thomas J. Osowik was elected to the Sixth District Court of Appeals in November of 2006. Prior to coming to the Court of Appeals, he was a trial judge for more than 15 years. He was appointed to the Toledo Municipal Court in January of 1991 by Governor Celeste and subsequently elected.
He continued to serve as a municipal court judge until elected to the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas in 2004. Judge Osowik is a life-long Toledo resident who received his BA in Political Science from the University of Toledo in 1977 and his JD degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1981.
He engaged in the private practice of law in Northwood, Ohio for over eight years before assuming the bench. While engaging in the private practice, Judge Osowik was also an
Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio under Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze, Jr.
Judge Osowik was born in Toledo in 1955 and is married to Rosemarie and is the father of four sons.