J.D. and M.P.A. from University of Akron
- Work Experience
Attorney since 2003
Married with 5 children and 4 grandchildren
Cincinnati Bar Association, Black Lawyer's Association of Cincinnati, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Women's Bar Association, Cincinnati NAACP, Corinthian Baptist Church, Board Member for Living God Church, and Board member for CWFF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
AFL-CIO, Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus, Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati, Friends of the Sentinel Police Association, and Vote Mama
List your judicial experience (courts and years)
While I have never served as a Judge, I have completed the Mayor's Court Magistrate training by Ohio Municipal League.
What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
I have over 25 years of professional experience. After graduating from college I worked for the federal government at Social Security Administration and Federal Deposit of Insurance Corporation. For the last 18 years have been an Attorney serving as a guardian ad litem, prosecutor, defense attorney and now in private practice for the past 13 years have given me the well-rounded perspective and expert knowledge of the courts and the law that a candidate for judge should have. Most importantly, I have a real heart for people and a vision for fairness, safety and justice in the Greater Cincinnati community. Municipal Court is often the first - and may be the only - contact people have with our judicial system. I believe in fairness and will uphold the law and review every case on its merits I am qualified, motivated, competent, and balanced. All qualities that I believe add up to an exceptional judicial candidate. I am known and respected in the community by law enforcement and citizens alike. If given the opportunity, I am ready to serve and will ensure the continuation of diversity, competence, fairness, and justice on the bench from the very first day I preside as judge. I will ensure fairness in setting bail for non- violent crimes is equitable for everyone and make sure probation propels people forward and not backward.
Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I am running for this particular court seat because tied to this community, I have over 18 years of legal experience, and I will be fair and impartial. District 2 I think that every community should be represented through out government and on the bench. I am running for this seat because of the lack of diversity on Municipal Court and that I actually reside in district 2. I grew up in this district and now raising my family in this district. The voters deserve to be represented by someone from their own community. Experience I have over 18 years practicing law. I have served my community as a prosecutor and as a public defender. For the last 13 years I have worked for myself representing my community in criminal court, civil court, juvenile court, domestic relations court, probate court, Appeals Court and Ohio Supreme Court. Experience matters and I will be ready to serve day one. Fair and Impartial As a judge I will be fair and impartial and my decisions will be based on the law and every person regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, sex, ethnicity, or socio-economic status will be weighed the same. The goal is the pursuit of justice and ensure that everyone receives a fair trial.