Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division
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
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.
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
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Common Pleas General Division, 2005 to present (see Work Experience)