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Kimberly Harshbarger

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Kimberly Harshbarger
Phone: 937-543-8380


Kimberly Harshbarger has been a magistrate for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court since November 2001 in the area of abuse, dependency and neglect and custody.

Previously, she was a practitioner in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, criminal, domestic relations and juvenile law. She represented parents and children, served as Guardian Ad Litem for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court. She also has worked as a private practitioner, as a member of a law firm and as a law clerk for the Honorable Walter Porter.

Magistrate Harshbarger has been involved with the Dayton Bar Association both as a committee member and committee chairperson, serving on committees for civil law, criminal law, certified grievance, domestic relation law and juvenile law. She was one of the founding members of the Dayton Bar Juvenile Law Committee. She is a member of The Ohio Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College faculty for Ohio Guardian ad Litem Training.  

Prior to beginning her law career, Magistrate Harshbarger taught high school science and coached girls’ sports for 10 years and volunteered on a rescue squad paramedic for 15 years.

Courses Taught

LAW 6831 Family Law


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law
M.S., University of Dayton
B.A., Wittenberg University