Denise Nancy Rini

Office: For Judge of the Eighth District Court of Appeals
Term Beginning 2/11/2021

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Age: 62

Residence: Lyndhurst



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Occupation: Senior Attorney General

Education: J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Work Experience: Advertising Director 1987-1999; Private Investigator 1999-2003; Attorney 2003-2013; Juvenile Judge 2013-2018; Senior Attorney General 2019-present.

Family: One Amazing Daughter

Affiliations: Kiwanis; OSBA


Bar Association Ratings: Recommended Excellent by 5 separate Bar Associations. (NSMBA) Norman Minor; (CMBA) Cleveland Metro Bar; AABA; (CCDLA) Defense Bar & (OWBA) Women’s Bar

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
Judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division (2013-2018)

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2003 and practiced Family, Juvenile & Criminal Law. No person has a consultation with an attorney unless there is an issue in their personal or business life. As an attorney, my desire is to ease the heartbreak, stress and/or pain. If it is a Divorce or Custody matter, the goal is to settle the issues for the best interest of the children. I am kind, thoughtful and considerate and ask for your VOTE.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
My background is a great fit for the 8th District Court of Appeals. There are 12 judges on the 8th District Court of Appeal and the task is to review lower court decisions for procedural errors. It is an important function of our judicial system to ensure that the Constitutional Rights of our citizens are protected. Every lower court decision is entitled to an Appellate Review.