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JUDGE KATHRYN MICHAEL

 
 

JUDGE KATHRYN MICHAEL graduated from the University of Akron in 1982 and The University of Akron School of Law in 1986. She has served our community as a trial attorney, representing individuals and small businesses, as a trained mediator, and as part-time magistrate. Judge Michael is committed to our community, serving on many non-profit boards. She was elected as judge in November of 2005, and re-elected in November of 2011.

While serving the Court, Judge Michael was elected as the Presiding/Administrative Judge for the entire Court in 2010 and 2013, has served and presided over the Court's OVI Court, and currently serves and presides over the Court's Family Violence Court.

Judge Michael's community involvement spans over 25 years. Highlights include:

  • Summit County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (2009-Present)
  • Scanlon Inn of Courts (2009-Present)
  • Trustee, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (2007-Present)
  • Trustee and a Past President, Tri-County Independent Living Centers, Inc., an advocacy organization for mentally and physically challenged individuals (1996-Present)
  • Akron Art Museum Fundraising Committee (2005-Present)
  • League of Women Voters (2000-Present)
  • Federated Democratic Women's Club (2000-Present)
  • Volunteer Presenter, Rebuilding for a Second Chance Program (2011)
  • Junior League of Akron (1998-2011)
  • Judge Volunteer for the Safe Surrender Program (2007 & 2009)
  • Vice-Chair, Akron Bar Association Pro Bono Committee (2008-2009)
  • Cascade Locks Park Association's Hot Jazz on Howard Street Committee (2007-2009)
  • Summit County Legal Defender Commission (2001-2005)
  • Summit County Board of Building Appeals (1998-2005) Vice Chair (1998-2000).
 
 
   
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Suzanne Schick, Law Clerk330.375.2343
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