Office: Cuyahoga County – Cuyahoga County Common Pleas
Residence: North Olmsted, OH
Education: J.D. from Capital University in 1981; B.A. from Cleveland
State University in 1977
Work Experience: 1981 – 1991: Attorney in private practice focusing
on civil and criminal litigation; 1991 – present: Judge in the Cuyahoga
County Common Pleas Court
Affiliations: Community Involvement: sponsor for the annual St.
Malachi’s Race since 1991; Former member of the Board of
Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for the Ohio Supreme
Endorsements: Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Bar Association Ratings: N/A
(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):
Served as a Judge in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for the
last 27 years.
(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a
As a trial attorney for 10 years handling complex civil and criminal
cases, combined with 27 years presiding on the bench, I have the
experience and insight necessary to perform the duties of a judge at the
(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I have served in my present capacity for 27 years and look forward to
continuing to serve the citizens of Cuyahoga County for the upcoming