Kathleen L. Giesler - Judge

Judge Giesler's bio is available by clicking here.

Lori Clune - Court Administrator

Lori became Court Administrator for the court in June of 2003. Her primary duties include: fiscal administration, human resource, technology, caseflow, and information management; acting as a liaison to other governmental agencies and departments; acting as a clearinghouse for the release of information to the media and public; identifying organizational problems and identifying administrative changes; program development, grant writing and program evaluation.
Lori's previous work experience includes a wide variety of interactions with youth and their families including working in adolescent psychiatric, residential treatment, and group home settings.

Lori is a graduate of Oak Harbor High School, she received her BA in Psychology from Michigan State University and MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University. Lori is a graduate of the 2001 Inaugural Class of Leadership Ottawa County. In 2007 Lori became certified as a Professional Juvenile Justice Administrator through the University of Nevada, Reno. She currently is a member of the Court Management Program Class of 2009 through the Ohio Judicial College.

She is Past President of the Ohio Association for Court Administration (OACA), is a member of the National Association for Court Management and the National Juvenile Court Services Association, is a United Way Volunteer, ex-officio member of O.C. CASA, and Secretary of the NW Ohio Michigan State University Alumni Club.

Susan Jenkins - Deputy Clerk Probate/Juvenile smjenkins@co.ottawa.oh.us

Susan has worked for Ottawa County Probate Court since May 1998 as a deputy clerk.
Her duties include accepting filings from attorney's for admission to probate, and completing the necessary follow-up paper work, as well as issuing marriage licenses and preparing the abstract information to the State of Ohio, Department of Vital Statistics. Since 2001, she also serves the court as a court investigator for guardianship filings. Presently, Susan is being trained to fill in as a back up Deputy Clerk in Ottawa County Juvenile Court.
Prior for working in the Ottawa County Courthouse, she was employed for eight years as a part time library clerk at Oak Harbor Public Library.
Susan is a graduate of Woodward High School in Toledo, and also the University of Toledo. She been a resident of Ottawa County for 27 years, and resides in Oak Harbor with husband Mark and their three children.

Jennifer Simpson – Probate Deputy Clerk

In October of 2006 Jennifer came to work as a Deputy Clerk for the Ottawa County Probate Court.  Prior to working in the Ottawa County Courthouse she stayed at home with her 2 young children for three years.  Before that she was employed at U. S. Gypsum Company for 9 years.  Seven of those years she was a Quality Control Supervisor.  Jennifer graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1990.  She attended the Academy of Court Reporting form 1990 to 1991.  Jennifer received her associates Degree from Firelands/BGSU.Her duties as a Probate Deputy Clerk include; issuing marriage licenses, accepting filings for admission to probate, prepares daily entries and other filings, setting hearings, microfilming, and all duties required in the operation of the court. Jennifer resides in Port Clinton with her husband Dow and their two children.  Her hobbies include reading, walking, her children’s activities and golf.


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