Magistrate James D. Utrecht

James D. Utrecht was appointed Magistrate of the Miami County Municipal Court on October 4, 2021. 


Jim attended Troy Schools, graduating in 1970.  He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration, earning his BBA in 1974.  Thereafter, he attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1977.  

Previous Employment

He has practiced law in Troy since 1977, which he continues to do.  

Personal Background

Jim resides in Troy, Ohio with his wife, Lynn. Their 4 children all attended Troy schools. They participate in many community activities, and Jim has served on a number of non-profit Boards of Directors over his career, including MCRC, Strawberry Festival Trustee, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board in 1990, Troy Country Club President in 2010, HTM Area Credit Union, and many others.


               Jim’s hobbies include golf, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Utrecht- Photo 2022