Alison McCarty

Office: For Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/5/2021

Age: 58

Residence: Bath Township



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Occupation: Judge

Education: JD Wake Forest University School of Law 1987, BA English, Wheaton College, IL, 1984, including studies at Oxford University, England, Summer, 1982

Work Experience: Common Pleas Judge since 2009, Akron Municipal Judge 1999-2009, Assistant Summit County Prosecutor 1989-1999, Staff Attorney, Ninth district Court of Appeals, 1987-89

Family: Married for 31 years to Thomas McCarty, two daughters

Affiliations: I have been very active in the community, serving in numerous volunteer organizations, and currently serving as a Trustee of the Akron Bar Association.


Bar Association Ratings: 

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
I have served this community as a judge for 21 years, as noted above, currently as the most Senior judge on the Common Pleas General Division. I am also Presiding Judge of a ReEntry Court, which strictly monitors recently released offenders to ensure that they transition to a safe and sober lifestyle.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
As a former staff attorney to a judge and as a prosecutor who tried almost 100 jury trials, I have experience practicing in the very court in which I serve.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
It is my honor to serve as your Common Pleas Judge, and I look forward to continuing in that service.