To the Voters of Summit County:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! Your interest is greatly appreciated.

It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Summit County as your Judge since 2011, and I would honored to have your vote in 2020.

As a lawyer, educator, author, mother, and now judge, I have committed myself to excellence.  I believe in the value of hard work and in investing my time and talent in my family and our community.  My education, experience, and history of service to our community makes me extremely well-qualified to continue to serve as your Judge.  I promise to continue to serve you with integrity and distinction.

I ask for your vote on November 3, 2020.  Or, for information regarding early voting contact the Summit County Board of Election www.summitcountyboe.com. 

  • Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas since 2011 - Presided over more than 10,000 cases, including the most serious criminal felony cases. Chosen by fellow judges as Administrative Judge of the Court in 2014.
  • Private Practice of Law for 19 Years – Handled complex litigation matters and a broad scope of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Grader of the Ohio State Bar Examination
  • Former Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Hudson
  • Former Judicial Attorney – Ninth District Court of Appeals

Legal Scholar

  • Author, Ohio Motions in Limine: Evidence Exclusion Guide, Thompson West Publishing, a treatise for lawyers on the introduction and exclusion of evidence during trial.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with Honors – University of Akron (1989)
  • Law Degree with Honors – Cleveland Marshall College of Law (1992)

Educator

  • Elected Representative to the State Board of Education, representing citizens of Summit, Portage, Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties (2008-2011)
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Akron
  • Former High School Teacher

Community Involvement

  • American Red Cross of Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties – Board of Trustees – 2008 - 2011, 2012 - present
  • Akron Bar Foundation Board of Governors
  • Summit County Facilities Review Board – 2004 - 2011
  • H.M. Life Opportunity Services Transitional Housing Program – Board of Trustees – 1996-2006; President – 2005–2006; Secretary 2003-2004.
  • H.M. Housing, Inc. Multi-state Low Income Housing Program – Board of Trustees – 2002 - 2003
  • Fellow of the Akron Bar Association Foundation
  • Leadership Akron, Class XIV – 1997-1998

 

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