Judge Comstock has been Judge of the Berea Municipal Court
since January 2, 2000. Berea Municipal
Court covers not only Berea but also Middleburg Heights, Brook Park,
Strongsville, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, the Metro Parks and the Ohio
On Nov 8, 2005, Judge Comstock was overwhelmingly
re-elected to a second term.
He received over 68% of the vote.
Prior to his current position, Judge Comstock was in the
private practice of law for 20 years.
Most recently he was a partner with the law firm currently known as Largent,
Berry, Preston & Jamison, Co, LPA, in which he sold all interest prior
to taking the bench.
Judge Comstock’s previous elected position was two terms
on the Berea Board of Education; including 3 years as its President. He was also appointed Chairman of Middleburg
Heights Charter Review Commission in 1989 and as a member of Middleburg Heights
Board of Zoning Appeals in 1990-1991.
Judge Comstock is a graduate of Berea High School. He furthered his education by attending
Wittenberg University, graduating in 1976.
Judge Comstock pursued his law degree at Gonzaga University School of
Law where he graduated in 1979.
Among his other activities, Judge Comstock is an active
member of Berea Rotary and was very involved in the creation of the Middleburg
Heights Rotary Club.
Judge Comstock is also a member of Middleburg Heights,
Berea, Brook Park and Strongsville Chambers of Commerce and a past president of
the Berea Chamber.
Judge Comstock has been a member of the Berea United
Methodist Church since 1969. He is
currently on the Finance Committee and the Endowment Committee, and served as
Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1990 - 1995. From 1981 through 1989 he was a member of the Board of Directors
of the Berea Children’s Home.
As an outgrowth of his interest in baseball, Judge
Comstock coached in the Berea Baseball Association from 1981 - 1992, and was
President of that Association from 1984 - 1991.
Judge Comstock’s past civic involvement also included 12
years with the Jaycees, during which time he served as President of the Berea
Jaycees, Legal Counsel for the Ohio Jaycees and Treasurer of the Jaycees of the
Western Reserve Foundation. He was
honored as being recognized Who’s Who in America in 1985 and 1988.
Since his election to the bench, Judge Comstock has been
active in the Northern Ohio Municipal Judges Association. In 2003, that
organization, which is comprised of Judge Comstock’s fellow Judges in Northern
Ohio, elected him President.
Judge Comstock has also been a presenter at a number of
seminars, not only for lawyers, but other Judges as well, and covering a
variety of topics.
Judge Comstock continues to strive to administer justice
fairly and efficiently in order to foster a safe environment in all the
communities of the Berea Municipal Court district.