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Ken Callahan Appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine to Serve as Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge

Kenneth Callahan has been appointed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to serve as one of five judges on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Callahan possesses over 30 years of legal experience as a public defender, a judge, and attorney, specializing in a wide array of legal matters including complex commercial litigation, receivership, guardianship, and white-collar criminal defense. His vast experience and perspective are highly regarded and leveraged as an arbitrator serving as a private judge in the state of Ohio. He has been an asset member of the Mansour Gavin’s Civil Litigation and Corporate and Business Services groups.

Callahan was previously appointed to a vacancy in the General Division of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He left the bench after 16 years of service. He served as the president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, Cleveland Catholic Lawyer’s Guild, and Manos Inn of Court. He also was a part of the Common Pleas Court Civil Rules Committee and Criminal Rules Committee and was vice-chair of the Judicial Selection Committee for the Cleveland Bar Association.

Callahan will assume office on Dec. 15, 2021 and will be replacing Judge Nancy McDonnell who passed away in the fall.

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