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Judge, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, JD
Miami University B.A.
- Work Experience
Constable/law clerk for Common Pleas Judges for 4 years
Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney for 9 years
Associate Attorney Fox & Fox Law Firm 6 years
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Municipal Court 3 years
Judge Hamilton County Common Pleas Court 14 years to present
Married with 2 children
Common Pleas Judges Association, previous Trustee, previous President, current Member
Previous Member of the Supreme Court Interpreters Committee
Current Member of the Judicial Conference Education Committee
Current Member of the Cincinnati Bar Association
Previous Board Member of the Central Parkway YMCA
Previous Board Member of the Central Clinic
Volunteer at LADD (Living Arrangements for the Develomentally Disabled), Freestore Foodbank, Matthew 25 Ministries
Parish member All Saints Church
Hamilton County Democratic Party, Cincinnati AFL-CIO, UAW CAP Council, UFCW Local 75, Building Trades Union, IBEW Local 212, Ohio AFSCME, Sen. Sherrod Brown Canary Candidate, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus, Asian American Action Fund, Ironworkers Local 44, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, Firefighters Local 48, Equality Cincinnati Pac, Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
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List your judicial experience (courts and years)
Judge,Hamilton County Common Pleas Court 2008-present
What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Over my career as an attorney I tried well over 200 cases as a prosecuting attorney, criminal defense attorney and civil attorney trying workers compensation and personal injury cases. I have tried most of these cases in the Common Pleas Court where I am currently sitting as Judge. I understand all sides of the cases that come before me because I have been there. My trial experence has made me exceptionally qualified to serve as judge and to try cases with fairness and experience in a timely manner for all. It has enabled me to provide equal access and justice to all.
Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I am running to keep my seat as Judge on the Common Pleas Court. I truly love my job and do my best to treat every person who comes before me fairly. I adminster justice with accountabilty, transparency and openness. I really feel that I do make a difference in the lives of the people who appear before me. I am proud of the Mental Health Court that I started keeping those with mental illness out of jail and into treatment. I'd like to continue and expand this Specialty Court. And I'd like to expand my Judge for a Day Program where I invite local students to come and sit on the bench with me to see and learn about the judical system. I feel privileged to have been elected to serve the people of Hamilton County and hope to continue to serve them.