Judge Adolfo A. Tornichio was raised in Greene County Ohio and graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1988. After high school, Judge Tornichio enrolled at Wright State University, in Fairborn Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science. In 1998, Judge Tornichio graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he earned his juris doctorate degree
Judge Tornichio spent his summers interning for the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. After graduating from law school and passing the Ohio Bar Exam, Judge Tornichio was hired by then Greene County Prosecutor Bill Schenck as an assistant prosecuting attorney. Judge Tornichio continued to serve as an assistant prosecutor for Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen K. Haller.
Judge Tornichio served as juvenile prosecutor for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office from 2000-2003. As juvenile prosecutor, Judge Tornichio prosecuted delinquency cases and also assisted in child support and Children Services cases when needed.
In 2003, Judge Tornichio was assigned to the adult felony docket of the prosecutor’s office. He prosecuted murder, robbery, burglary, drug trafficking, breaking and entering, domestic violence, and child sexual assault cases. Judge Tornichio was an assistant prosecuting attorney for 16 years and with the office for 19 years, when he was appointed to the bench by the Governor.
Judge Tornichio also practiced law in Fairborn and Dayton Ohio and served as Village Prosecutor for Waynesville Ohio in their Mayor’s Court.
Judge Tornichio was nominated by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Lanzinger and appointed by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Character and Fitness and served two terms on the board. He is the first assistant prosecuting attorney elected president of Greene County FOP Lodge 37.
Tornichio was the youngest person appointed to the City of Beavercreek Planning
Commission in 1992 and in 1994 he became the youngest person to chair the
commission. Judge Tornichio is a member of the Beavercreek, Fairborn, and Xenia
Chambers of Commerce and is a past president of the Beavercreek Chamber of
Commerce. He also served as co-chair of the Beavercreek 10th Anniversary
Committee and the Beavercreek Fourth of July Committee. Judge Tornichio also
served on the City of Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals.
Judge Tornichio is an active member in Xenia Rotary. He also served as a committee member for the Greene County Libraries levy committee.