Ohio District Courts of Appeals

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The Ohio District Courts of Appeals are the intermediate appellate courts of the U.S. state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution provides for courts of appeals that have jurisdiction to review final appealable orders. There are twelve appellate districts, each consisting of at least one county, and the number of judges in each district varies from four to twelve. Each case is heard by a three-judge panel. There are currently 69 courts of appeals judges as provided by the statute. A court of appeals judge is an elected position, with a term of six years. The Ohio Supreme Court has the discretion to review cases from the courts of appeals, but generally the appeals process in Ohio ends with the decision of the court of appeals.

Judicial districts[edit]

District Number of judges Counties in district (major urban centers, seat in bold[1]) Number of counties
First district 6 Hamilton (Cincinnati) 1
Second district 5 Champaign, Clark (Springfield), Darke, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery (Dayton) 6
Third district 4 Allen (Lima), Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Union, Van Wert, and Wyandot 17
Fourth district 4 Adams, Athens, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross (Chillicothe), Scioto, Vinton, and Washington 14
Fifth district 6 Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Richland (Mansfield), Stark (Canton), and Tuscarawas 15
Sixth district 5 Erie, Fulton, Huron, Lucas (Toledo), Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood 8
Seventh district 4 Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning (Youngstown), Monroe, and Noble 8
Eighth district 12 Cuyahoga (Cleveland) 1
Ninth district 5 Lorain (Lorain), Medina, Summit (Akron), and Wayne 4
Tenth district 8 Franklin (Columbus) 1
Eleventh district 5 Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage, and Trumbull (Warren) 5
Twelfth district 5 Brown, Butler (Middletown), Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Preble, and Warren 8
TOTALS 69 judges 88 counties
Judicial districts map
Ohio District Courts of Appeals is located in Ohio
Cincinnati (1st)
Cincinnati (1st)
Dayton (2nd)
Dayton (2nd)
Lima (3rd)
Lima (3rd)
Chillicothe (4th)
Chillicothe (4th)
Canton (5th)
Canton (5th)
Toledo (6th)
Toledo (6th)
Youngstown (7th)
Youngstown (7th)
Cleveland (8th)
Cleveland (8th)
Akron (9th)
Akron (9th)
Columbus (10th)
Columbus (10th)
Warren (11th)
Warren (11th)
Middletown (12th)
Middletown (12th)
Court locations

Judges[edit]

First District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Ginger Bock (D) February 9, 2021 February 8, 2027
Marilyn Zayas (D)
November 6, 2016
February 9, 2025
Jennifer Kinsley (D) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Pierre Bergeron (D)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2025
Candace Crouse (D)
February 11, 2019
February 10, 2025
Robert Winkler (R)
February 12, 2019
February 11, 2025

Second District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Mary Kate Huffman (R) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Chris Epley (R) February 9, 2021 February 8, 2027
Ronald C. Lewis (R) February 10, 2023 February 9, 2029
Jeffrey Welbaum (R)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2025
Michael Tucker (R)
February 11, 2017
February 10, 2029

Third District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Juergen A. Waldick (R) February 11, 2023 February 10, 2029
Mark Miller (R) February 9, 2021 February 8, 2027
John R. Willamowski (R)
February 9, 2011
February 8, 2025
William Zimmerman (R)
February 9, 2017
February 8, 2029

Fourth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Peter Abele (R)
February 9, 1991
February 8, 2027
Jason Smith (R)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2025
Mike Hess (R)
February 10, 2011
February 9, 2025
Kristy Wilkin (R)
August 3, 2020
February 8, 2029

Fifth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Scott Gwin (D)
February 10, 1988
February 9, 2025
William Hoffman (D)
February 1, 1991
February 8, 2027
John Wise (R)
February 9, 1995
February 8, 2025
Patricia Delaney (D)
February 11, 2007
February 10, 2025
Craig Baldwin (R)
April 27, 2013
February 9, 2029
Andrew King (R) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029

Sixth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Charles E. Sulek (R) February 10, 2023 February 9, 2029
Myron Duhart (D)
February 10, 2021
February 9, 2027
Thomas Osowik (D)
February 9, 2007
February 8, 2027
Christine Mayle (R)
February 9, 2017
February 8, 2029
Gene Zmuda (R)
February 9, 2013
February 8, 2025

Seventh District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Mark A. Hanni (R) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Cheryl L. Waite (D)
February 10, 1996
February 9, 2027
Carol Ann Robb (R)
February 9, 2015
February 8, 2027
David A. D'Apolito (D)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2025

Eighth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Emanuella Groves (D)
February 11, 2021
February 10, 2027
Sean Gallagher (D)
February 9, 2003
February 8, 2027
Mary Kilbane (D)
February 9, 2005
December 31, 2028
Mary Boyle (D)
2006
February 8, 2025
Michael John Ryan (D)
2023
February 9, 2027
Kathleen Ann Keough (D)
February 9, 2011
January 2, 2029
Eileen A. Gallagher (D)
February 9, 2011
February 8, 2029
Frank D. Celebrezze Jr. (D)
2012
December 31, 2024
Eileen T. Gallagher (D)
February 9, 2013
January 2, 2025
Anita Laster Mays (D)
February 12, 2015
February 11, 2027
Lisa Forbes (D)
January 2021
January 1, 2029
Michelle Sheehan (D)
January 2, 2019
January 1, 2025

Ninth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Donna Carr (R)
July, 1998
February 9, 2029
Jennifer Lee Hensal (R)
2012
February 8, 2025
Betty Sutton (D) February 9, 2021 February 8, 2027
Scot Stevenson (R) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Jill Flagg Lanzinger (R) February 11, 2023 February 10, 2029

Tenth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Carly Edelstein (D) January 3, 2023 January 2, 2029
David Leland (D) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Terri Jamison (D) July 1, 2021 June 30, 2027
Julia Dorrian (D)
January 2, 2011
January 1, 2029
Betsy Luper Schuster (R)
January 27, 2014
February 9, 2025
Kristin Boggs (D) January 1, 2023 December 31, 2028
Laurel Beatty Blunt (D)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2025
Michael Mentel (D) February 9, 2021 February 8, 2027

Eleventh District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Cynthia Westcott Rice (D)
February 10, 2003
February 9, 2027
Matt Lynch (R)
February 9, 2019
February 8, 2027
Eugene A. Lucci (R) February 9, 2023 February 8, 2029
Mary Jane Trapp (D)
February 10, 2019
February 9, 2025
John Eklund (R) July 1, 2021 February 8, 2025

Twelfth District Court of Appeals

Judge (party) Joined court Term ends
Stephen Powell (R)
February 9, 1995
February 8, 2025
Matthew Byrne (R) January 1, 2021 December 31, 2026
Robert Hendrickson (R)
February 9, 2009
February 8, 2027
Robin Piper (R)
February 9, 2011
February 8, 2029
Michael Powell (R)
October 4, 2012
February 9, 2029

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