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Patrick J. Gallagher

Euclid Municipal Court
Full Term Commencing Jan. 1, 2024

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
    Judge - Euclid Municipal Court
  • Education

    Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1989

    Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S., Accountancy, 1986

    St. Joseph High School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982

    Holy Cross Grade School, Euclid, Ohio, 1978

  • Work Experience

    Practicing Attorney for 34 years

    Judge, Euclid Municipal Court, 2018 - Present

    Acting Judge, Euclid Municipal Court, 2016 – Present

    Criminal Prosecutor, City of Euclid, Ohio , 2005 – 2016

    Assistant Law Director, City of Euclid, Ohio, 2006 – 2016

    Principal, Allan & Gallagher, LLP, 1999 – 2017

    Associate Attorney, McIntyre, Kahn & Kruse, Co., LPA, 1989 – 1999

  • Family
    Married with three (3) adult children
  • Affiliations

    Councilman, City of Euclid, 1997-2001

    Civil Service Commissioner, City of Euclid, 2002-2004

    Ohio Supreme Court, 1989 - Present

    United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1989 - Present

    United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989 - Present

    United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia (Inactive), 1993

    Certified Public Accountant (Inactive), 1995

    Ohio State Bar Association

    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Parishioner, Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1963 - Present

    Past President, Our Lady of the Lake Grade School Parent Booster Club

    Past President, Villa Angela - St. Joseph High School Parent Oarsmen Club

Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Judge - Euclid Municipal Court, 2018 - Present 

Question 2

What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I have been a resident of Euclid for 59 years.  I have been actively engaged and involved in our community's institutions and governance.  I believe this experience makes me uniquely qualified to be Judge of the Euclid Municipal Court.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

As Judge of the Euclid Municipal Court for the past six (6) years, I would like the opportunity to continue our efforts to improve the Court's functions and operations.