Michael T. Hall is a judge in the Second District Court of Appeals having served in that capacity since 2011. From 1999 to 2011 Judge Hall was a judge in the General Division of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. From 1997 to 1998 he served as a judge in the Montgomery County District Court, Area II.
Judge Hall received his B.S. degree from the University of Dayton in 1975. He received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1979 where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Dayton Law Review. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar and Federal Bar, Southern District of Ohio in 1979 and to the Florida Bar in 1983. He has also attended the National Judicial College.
From 1979 until he assumed the Common Pleas bench, Judge Hall was in the private practice of law for 20 years, most recently as senior partner in the firm of Hall, Tucker, Fullenkamp & Singer. He is a member of the American, Ohio, Florida, and Dayton Bar Associations. He served as Treasurer of the Dayton Bar Association from 1988-1989. He is a former member of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association where he served as President from 1994-1996. He is a member and past President (2003-2005) of the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court. From 1970 to 1976, Judge Hall served as a City of Dayton Police officer.
Judge Hall regularly teaches the Appellate track of the New Judges Orientation. He is a member of the Capital Case Attorney Fee Council appointed by the Chief Justice under R.C. 120.33(D), and has served on many Supreme Court committees.
Judge Hall was the first lawyer in his office to use a computer and has an interest in the use of technology. The record in his trial court was kept with an audio/video system his entire time on that bench. As Administrative Judge of the Common Pleas Court, he was instrumental in the start of that court’s fully integrated e-filing system.