- Social Media
Campbell Memorial High School -- 1985.
Youngstown State University -- 1989 (Bachelor of Arts - History).
Cleveland State University/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law -- 1992 (Juris Doctor).
- Work Experience
McLaughlin, McNally & Carlin, Youngstown, Ohio -- Associate Attorney, 1992-1994.
Williams & Apple, Salem, Ohio -- Associate Attorney, 1995-2000.
Law Office of Brian J. Macala, Salem, Ohio -- Solo Law Practice, 2000-present.
Director of Law, City of Campbell -- 1996-2007; 2011-present.
Divorced, no children
Help Network of Northeast Ohio, Board of Trustees -- 2001-present. President --2006-2008; 2018-2022. Eagle Award for Board Involvement -- 2012.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Board of Trustees -- 2023-present.
Youngstown State University Alumni Association, Board of Trustees -- 2013-2015. Alumni Involvement Award -- 1997.
Campbell Memorial Alumni Association, Founding Trustee -- 2001-present. Campbell Memorial Academic Hall of Fame -- 2019.
City of Campbell Charter Review Commission -- 1995.
St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Campbell, Ohio. Active member. Parish Advisory Council -- 2015-present.
St. Michael Civic Club, Member -- 1985-present. Financial Secretary -- 1994-present.
Mahoning County Bar Association -- 1992-present. Admissions and Membership Committees.
Columbiana County Bar Association -- 1995-present.
Campbell Flag Football League -- 2001-present. Organizer, volunteer legal counsel, sponsor.
Campbell Baseball. Long-time team sponsor.
Coitsville Township Police Association. Organizer, volunteer legal counsel.
Campbell Memorial Gridiron Club.
List your judicial experience (courts and years)
Acting Judge, Campbell Municipal Court -- 2007-2011.Abbreviated Candidate Answers
Acting Judge, Campbell Municipal Court -- 2007-2011.
What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
For over 23 years, I have served as the Prosecutor for the Campbell Municipal Court and Director of Law for the City of Campbell. On a weekly basis I have been closely involved with the Court's procedures. I have a full understanding of all aspects of the Court's operation, both in and out of the courtroom. For four years, I served as Judge's Cunning's Acting Judge. I have knowledge of matters important to a properly functioning Court such as: finances and budgeting; personnel; and, facilities management and security, having worked directly with Judge Cunning and the Court's staff on all these behind-the-scenes issues throughout my tenure. Additionally, I have been an active trial lawyer for all of my 30+ years practicing law. I am near-daily in a courtroom, litigating some matter. I possess a strong knowledge of civil and criminal law based on that experience; and I also am well-versed with evidence and procedure rules -- skills extremely important for someone serving as a Municipal Court Judge. Outside of my professional experience, what also uniquely qualifies me for the Campbell Municipal Court bench is my lifetime commitment to the City of Campbell. I have lived at only two addresses -- both in Campbell -- my entire life. I was exclusively educated in our Campbell School District. I support our community's organizations, especially those focused on the youth of Campbell and Coitsville. I know our community's values because they are my values. It is my intention to apply those standards, fairly and reasonably, to everyone appearing in Campbell Municipal Court.Abbreviated Candidate Answers
For over 23 years, as Prosecutor of the Campbell Municipal Court, I have been closely involved with the Court's operations. I have worked with Judge Cunning on important matters such as: budgeting; personnel; and, facilities management and security. Additionally, as a trial lawyer for over 30 years, I possess a strong knowledge of civil and criminal law; and I also am well-versed with evidence and procedure rules. What also qualifies me is my lifetime commitment to our community. The values of our community are my own. It is my intention to apply those standards, fairly and reasonably, to the Court's operation.
Why are you running for this particular court seat?
Campbell is my hometown and my home. I have dedicated myself, personally and professionally, to our community. My over 23 years as Director of Law is the longest service of anyone in the City's history. Over that time my commitment is shown by my being available to our safety forces, adminsitration and Council, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Campbell City Council recently honored me on the occasion of my 500th Council meeting. I worked closely with Judge Almasy and currently with Judge Cunning on all parts of the Court's operations during their respective tenures on our Court's bench. My commitment to our community's orgnizations is well known. I believe that of the candidates, I have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to best serve the citizens of Campbell and Coitsville. It has been an honor to serve my hometown for many years, and it is my hope to continue to provide that service to our community by responsibly operating the Campbell Municipal Court in a manner attentive to the needs of the citizens that the Court serves.Abbreviated Candidate Answers
I have dedicated myself, personally and professionally, to our community. I believe that I have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to best serve the citizens of Campbell and Coitsville. It has been an honor to serve my hometown for many years, and it is my hope to continue to provide that service to our community by responsibly operating the Campbell Municipal Court in a manner attentive to the needs of the citizens that the Court serves.