Judge Tornichio

Judge Stephen WolaverBackground

Judge Adolfo Tornichio was raised in Greene County, Ohio by his parents John and Domenica Tornichio.  After graduating from Beavercreek High School, Judge Tornichio enrolled at Wright State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science.  In May of 1998, Tornichio graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law earning a Juris Doctorate.  

 While on summer break from law school, Judge Tornichio interned for the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and after passing the Ohio Bar Exam, he began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for then Greene County Prosecuting Attorney William F. Schenck.   Judge Tornichio also served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for former Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller.

 During his career with the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, Judge Tornichio served as the juvenile prosecutor from 2000-2003.   In 2003, Tornichio moved to the criminal division where he successfully prosecuted murder, robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, drug trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

 In the Fall of 2015, Governor Kasich appointed Tornichio Judge of the Juvenile Division of the Greene County Common Pleas Court, where he presided over delinquency, traffic, child support, permanent custody, private custody, and visitation cases. While serving as the Juvenile Division Judge, Tornichio implemented evidence-based programming to reduce recidivism rates among juvenile offenders.

 Judge Tornichio became a Judge of the General Division of the Greene County Common Pleas Court after being appointed to the position by Governor Mike DeWine in February, 2021. As a General Division Judge, Tornichio presides over both a felony criminal docket and a civil docket. The citizens of Greene County elected Judge Tornichio to a full six-year term in November of 2022.

 Tornichio also practiced law privately in both Fairborn and Dayton, Ohio and served as the Prosecuting Attorney for the Village of Waynesville Mayor’s Court.

 Judge Tornichio lives in Beavercreek, Ohio with his wife Heather and their daughter, Haley.


Judge Tornichio previously served on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Character and Fitness for two terms and currently serves as a board member on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct. 

 He is the first Assistant Prosecuting Attorney elected president of Greene County FOP Lodge 37.

 The Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce awarded Judge Tornichio their EG Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award.

Community Activities

Judge Tornichio is member in Xenia Rotary Club, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce and Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as a committee member for the Greene County Libraries Levy Committee; Executive Chair of the Greene County Republican Party; City of Beavercreek Planning Commission and the City of Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals.