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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, term commencing 1/4/2023

Term: 6 yearsSalary: $155,485Judge Peter J. Corrigan was first elected to this seat in 2004. He is running for his fourth six-year term and is unopposed in November.Court of Common Pleas judicial candidates run in partisan primaries, but their general election races are nonpartisan. Their party affiliation will not be noted on the November ballot.All Ohio Judicial candidates are sent questionnaires by Judicial Votes Count (JVC), a nonprofit project to help voters learn more about Ohio judicial candidates before primary and general elections. Partners in the project are Chief Justice Maurneen O Connor, the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, the Ohio State Bar Association, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ohio News Media Association, and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The candidates responses are transferred to as soon as possible after they complete their JVC questionnaires.

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    Peter J. Corrigan

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Age 59
Occupation Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division
Education CLEVELAND-MARSHALL COLLEGE OF LAW, JURIS doctorate, 1995, cleveland Ohio BROWN UNIVERSITY, BACHELOR of arts, 1987, providence, rhode island MAINE STATE RESERVE POLICE ACADEMY, CERTIFIED peace officer, 1983, agonquit, maine ST. IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE prepatory high school, 1981, cleveland, ohio
Work Experience Judge, Cuyahoga county common pleas court-general division, 2005 – PRESENT, Adjudicate all criminal and civil matters assigned. Average docket consists of approximately 130 felony criminal cases, 190 civil cases, and 100 foreclosure cases. Adjudicate Administrative Appeals. Presently serving third term and seeking a fourth of elected 6 year terms. Chair of Criminal Rules Committee 2019 to present Past Chair, Court Security Committee. County Prosecutor, Cuyahoga county prosecutor’s OFFICE, 1996-2004, Handled all felony criminal cases assigned through pre-trial, trial and appellate process. Major Trial Unit, 2002-2004, Prosecute sexual assault and homicide in child victim cases. Vertical Prosecution Unit, 2002, Vertically prosecute serious felony offenses of violence from Juvenile Court jurisdiction bound over into adult Common Pleas jurisdiction. Community Based Prosecution Unit, 2000-2002, handled most serious felony cases committed in the Glenville and Collinwood neighborhoods.
Residence municipality Lakewood
Affiliations OHIO JUDICIAL CONFERENCE, Administrative Judge Committee OHIO COMMON PLEAS JUDGES ASSOCIATION, OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ASTAR, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Project, completed training for designation as a Fellow CIVIL JURY TRIAL PROJECT, NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, Resource Judge CLE, Continuing Legal Education Presenter, Trial Tactics, Discovery Tactics, Voir Dire, Professionalism
Endorsements Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Bar Association Ratings Not rated due to uncontested race
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Common Pleas General Division, 2005 to present (see Work Experience)
Assistant County Prosecutor in Cuyahoga County Major Trial Unit

Claims Representative Aetna Casualty & Surety 1988-1995- Commercial Insurance Division
Continue to serve and work to improve the bench.