Nancy A. Fuerst

Office: For Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 1/2/2021


Age: 69

Residence: Cleveland Heights

Email: nancyafuerst@yahoo.com

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Occupation: Judge

Education: J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law; B.A. Economics, Cleveland State University, Attended Ursuline College

Work Experience: Judge: 1997-present; Private Law Practice 1989-1996; Law Clerk 1988-1989

Family: Married; 6 children; 4 stepchildren; grandchildren. Enjoy travel, gardening, entertaining family and friends

Affiliations: President, William K. Thomas American Inn of Court (2008-2009); President (OJACC) Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections (2016-2017); Chair, Lakeside Courthouse Centennial (2012); Ohio Judicial Conference (1997-present); Supreme Court of Ohio, Judicial College – Instructor and Mentor; Supreme Court of Ohio, Commissioner, Board of Professional Conduct (2018); Community Outreach, speaker; Outstanding Alumna Award, CMLAA (2006); Beaumont Award (2006); OJACC Dr. Bennet A. Cooper Award (2012); ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County Community Partner Collaboration Award (2012); Cleveland Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame (2019); Supporter Legal Aid, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; Various endowed scholarships & supporter of local museums and philanthropic organizations.

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Bar Association Ratings: Excellent: CMBA Judge For Yourself (last rating – 2014) No rating is available for non-contested races at this time.

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division: 1997 – present (24 years) 4 years – Administrative Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division (2010 through 2013) Commercial Docket Judge ( 4+ years)

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
In law school, served a judicial externship on the Eighth District Court of Appeals; Served a law clerk to U.S. District Court Magistrate; Practiced law for 7 years handling civil and criminal cases at the trial and appellate level; Served as a mediator and arbitrator Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court ADR Department

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
In law school, served a judicial externship on the Eighth District Court of Appeals; Served a law clerk to U.S. District Court Magistrate; Practiced law for 7 years handling civil and criminal cases at the trial and appellate level; Served as a mediator and arbitrator Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court ADR Department