Jim Ambrose Has been a member of the Kettering Board of Education since 2012. He has been a Kettering resident since 1983 and has been in the private practice of law in the community since 1975. Jim attended the University of Dayton, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1974 from Ohio Northern College of Law.
Jim is a member of many associations and has served on numerous community and professional boards, including:
The Dorwood Optimist Club; The Dayton Bar Association (1975-present), (Executive Committee, 1985-1986), Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, Master (1995-1997); Ohio State Bar Association; American Bar Association (1975-2000); American Association for Justice (1978-present); Ohio Association for Justice (1980-present) (Board of Trustees, 1993-2001; Executive Committee, 1998-1999; Charter Member of the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1992, 1993, 1994; Board of Trustees, 1988-present); Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Acting Judge, Kettering Municipal Court (2006-present).
Jim has been Legal Counsel for the Western Ohio Regional Alcoholism Council; a member of the Advisory Board of the Wright State University School of Medicine's Weekend Intervention Program,(1982-present); and Legal Counsel for the Dayton Police Department's Police Athletic League, 1984-1990; 2000-2001).
Jim has coached youth and junior high football (1983-1994) and served on St. Albert the Great and Alter High School athletic associations, including serving as president of the Alter High School Football Association in 1992 and 1993. In addition, he has served on several community fundraising committees.
Jim and his wife, Micki, have four sons and five grandchildren.