JOSHUA W. LANZINGER was raised in Toledo, Ohio, and attended St. Francis de Sales High School. He graduated from the University of Dayton in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in philosophy. He then attended the University of Toledo College of Law and graduated in 1997. Upon admission to the bar, he worked as an associate attorney for Anspach, Meeks & Ellenberger. In 2000, he started his own solo practice.
In April of 2002, he took a hiatus from the practice of law to serve in the U.S. Army, which included a tour in Iraq. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for the Ohio Attorney General in the workers’ compensation section. In September of 2013, he was appointed by Governor Kasich as a judge in the Toledo Municipal Court. He successfully retained the seat in the general election of November 5 th .
Judge Lanzinger has served on a number of professional committees over the years including: Toledo Junior Bar Executive Committee; Toledo Bar Association Nominating Committee; Toledo Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee; Toledo Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee; Toledo Bar Association Membership Committee; Thurgood Marshall Law Association; Citizens Dispute Settlement Mediator; American Inns of Court – Morrison R. Waite Chapter: Ohio Attorney General Pro Bono and Patriot Program, and; UT Paralegal Studies Advisory Board.
Judge Lanzinger also currently serves on the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Public Confidence and Community Outreach Committee and the Ethics and Professionalism Committee.
Outside of work, Judge Lanzinger is an active fitness enthusiast and enjoys spending time riding his motorcycle.