Frederick "Fritz" C. Hany II is judge of the Ottawa County Municipal Court. In February of 1991, at the age of 31, Judge Hany was appointed to the Municipal Court bench by Governor George V. Voinovich. He has since been elected five times to this Court.
While Judge Hany's first priority is service to the citizens of Ottawa County, as their Municipal Court Judge, he has also helped to improve the legal system of the State of Ohio by serving on boards and committees which have recommended ways to modernize areas of law enforcement and court administration. In 1991, Justice Robert Holmes of the Ohio Supreme Court appointed him to the Ohio Traffic Rules Commission, serving as its chair from 1995 until its merger with the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Moyer placed him on the Ohio Sentencing Commission to serve as one of three (3) municipal court judge members. The Ohio Supreme Court has also appointed him to the Ohio Judicial Campaign Grievance Commission (1998, 200, 2004, and 2008) and the Ohio Task Force on Enforcement of Motorist Insurance Law. Judge Hany presently serves as a faculty member of the Ohio Judicial College. He has presented numerous seminars to fellow judges, acting judges and magistrates regarding jury trials, sentencing procedures, traffic and OVI law. In addition, he has taught Civil Litigation for paralegals at the Bowling Green State University (Firelands Campus).
Prior to taking the bench, he was a partner in the law firm Rosentreter, Robertson, and Hany. Judge Hany is a member and affiliated with the following professional organizations: American Association of Judges, Ohio Municipal/County Judges Association (elected Trustee 2001), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, The Ohio State Bar Association and the Ottawa County Bar Association.
Judge Hany received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (The Michigan Band 1977-1979) and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.