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Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Probate/Juvenile Division

Responsibilities:To preside at trials of both civil and criminal cases; to supervise the jury commission, grand jury, and other departments of the court. To rule on cases involving disposition of wills, the administration of estates and guardianships, adoptions, questions of mental or physical disability. They are also responsible for issuing marriage licenses. To rule in cases involving persons under 18 years of age. The Juvenile Court has authority in cases of delinquency, unruliness, juvenile traffic offenses, abuse, neglect, and dependency. 1 to be elected$152,811 base salary; $14,000 pd by county/$138,811 pd by state6 year term commencing 2/9/2021

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    Tim Grendell

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Why are you running for this particular court seat?

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Education Master of Laws, University of Virginia; JD, Case Western Reserve (top 10%); BA, John Carroll University; St. Ignatius High School
Training & Experience Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps – Faculty U.S. Army JAG School, Special Detail, DOD – U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee; Partner at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and other firms; State Representative; State Senator; Judge
To use my 8+ years of experience as Probate/Juvenile Judge to continue to protect children, seniors, and families in Geauga County; to continue to give Geauga residents a return on their investment in the training and experience I have obtained as Probate/Juvenile Court Judge; and to continue to respectfully represent Geauga County to other judges statewide and nationally. As Judge, I have issued over 20,000 orders and judgments with less than .001 reversal rate; am Supreme Court qualified to rule on capital cases; have been recognized by the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges (OAJCJ) for my judicious handling of the 2012 Chardon High School shooting case; have been appointed by Chief Justice O’Connor to hear cases in Ashtabula and Lake Counties; and implement innovative, effective services for Geauga County residents.