2021 New Judges

This page tracks judges who take the bench during 2021. The new judges are arranged alphabetically by court name.
 

 

Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Justice Jennifer Brunner, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2021. Justice Brunner replaces Justice Judith French who was defeated.  1/2/21

Butler Co. Common Pleas Court

  • Judge Dan Haughey [formerly of the Butler County Area #3 Court], elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2021. Judge Haughey replaces Judge Charles L. Pater who retired.  1/3/21

Cuyahoga Co. Common Pleas Court
  • William F. Vodrey, elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2021. Judge Vodrey replaces Judge J. Philip Calabrese who was appointed to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.  1/3/21
  • Andrew J. Santoli, elected to a full term beginning January 6, 2021. Judge Santoli replaces Judge Robert C. McClelland who was defeated.  1/6/21
Cuyahoga Co. Domestic Relations Court
  • Colleen Ann Reali, elected to a full term beginning January 8, 2021. Judge Reali replaces Judge Rosemary Gold who retired.  1/8/21
Franklin Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Carl A. Aveni, II, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2021. Judge Aveni replaces Judge William H. Woods who retired.  1/1/21
Franklin Co. Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court
  • Lasheyl Stroud, elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2021. This is a new seat so there is no replacement.  1/3/21
  • George W. Leach, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2021. Judge Leach replaces Judge Dana Preisse who was defeated.  1/2/21
Greene Co. Domestic Relations Court
  • Cynthia Martin, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2021. Judge Martin replaces Judge Steven L. Hurley who retired.  1/1/21
Hamilton Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Christopher A. Wagner, elected to a full term beginning January 4, 2021. Judge Wanger replaces Judge J. Patrick Foley, III who retired.  1/4/21
  • Christian A. Jenkins, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2021. Judge Jenkins replaces Judge Patrick Dinkelacker who was defeated.  1/2/21
  • Nicole Sanders, elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2021. Judge Sanders replaces Judge Kim Wilson Burke who was defeated.  1/3/21
Montgomery Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Susan D. Solle, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2021. Judge Solle replaces Judge Barbara P. Gorman who retired.  1/1/21
Muskingum Co. Domestic Relations Court
  • Maria N. Kalis, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2021. Judge Kalis replaces Judge Jeffrey Hooper who retired.  1/2/21
Twelfth District Court of Appeals
  • Matthew R. Byrne, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2021. Judge Byrne replaces Judge Robert Ringland who retired.  1/1/21
Tuscarawas Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Michael Ernest, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2021. Judge Ernest replaces Judge Edward O'Farrell who retired.  1/2/21
Williams Co. Probate/Juvenile Court
  • Karen Gallagher, elected to a full term beginning February 9, 2021 [she was appointed early and took her seat December 31, 2020 as Judge Bird retired early]. Judge Gallagher replaces Judge Steven R. Bird who retired.
Wood Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Joel M. Kuhlman, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2021. Judge Kuhlman replaces Judge Alan Mayberry who retired.  1/1/21