Judge Pratt was elected to the General Division bench in 2014, taking office on February 9, 2015. She was re-elected in 2020. Judge Pratt received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1989 and her law degree from Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan in 1993. She is licensed to practice law in both the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Before her election to the bench, Judge Pratt served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Miami County for 18 years handling thousands of Child Abuse/Neglect cases, felony Criminal cases and representing county departments and townships. She also practiced for several years in the areas of Insurance Defense and Domestic Relations law.
Judge Pratt currently serves as Administrative Judge for the Court, a position she has held for 5 terms. She presides over the Court’s Specialized “Drug Court” Docket – which is an alternative docket for those facing the challenges of drug addiction and who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system. She also sits on the Miami Conservancy District Court.
Judge Pratt has been appointed to several Ohio Judicial Conference Committees including the Innovative Specialty Courts Committee, Jury Service Committee and Judicial Ethics, Professionalism and Diversity Committee. She currently co-chairs the Innovative Specialty Courts Committee Newsletter. She has recently been honored by the Ohio Supreme Court for Excellence in Case Management.
Judge Pratt is a member of the Miami County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Ohio Common Pleas Court Association. She lives with her husband and two children in Troy, Ohio.