Hamilton County commissioners appoint Charles Paty judicial commissioner

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Charles Paty was named judicial commissioner at the regular meeting of the Hamilton County Commission on September 21, 2022.

After holding interviews with six candidates earlier this week, Hamilton County commissioners have appointed attorney Charles Paty to fill an open judicial commissioner position vacated by Andrew Basler.

Paty received seven of the commission's 11 votes on Wednesday. According to the resolution, Paty will begin immediately and serve until Oct. 31, 2024. Basler stepped down on Sept. 11 and has joined Hamilton County District Attorney Coty Wamp's office.

"I just want to say thank you to all of you commissioners for the confidence you have placed in me, and I look forward to getting to work for the citizens of Hamilton County," Paty said. "I'm looking forward to working with law enforcement and the judicial department."

According to his resume, Paty has 43 years of experience in criminal law and general civil practice, including contracts, torts, family law, juvenile law, collections, bankruptcy and will and estates.