Rob Wiederstein was born in Louisville, Kentucky and returned to Kentucky in 1993. He graduated from Hanover College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Indiana University in 1993 with a law degree.
Prior to running for judge, he had a wide variety of legal experience in real estate, insurance defense, workers’ compensation, social security disability, criminal defense and prosecution. At age 30, he was one of the youngest judges in Kentucky to be elected in 1999. Rob successfully defended the office in 2002 winning nearly two-thirds of the vote.
As the chief district judge, he impaneled jurors; coordinated deputy clerks, bailiffs, jailers, and other court participants; and managed approximately 4,000 cases per year in misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, guardianship, district civil and small claims courts. He also authored five peer-reviewed articles for Kentucky’s statewide bar journal.
Rob either serves or formerly served on the following community boards: Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, River Valley Behavioral Health, YMCA, Methodist Hospital Bioethics Board, Kentucky District Judges’ Association, Rotary Club International, the Henderson City Lions Club, Henderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Henderson County Early Childhood Council, and the Henderson Human Rights Commission.
Rob resides in Henderson, Kentucky, with his wife of 27 years, Cathy Nestrick, and their two adult children. His hobbies include cycling, coding, and banjo. Cathy is also an attorney.