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Judge Laura J. Gallagher

Judge Laura J. Gallagher

Probate Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Administrative Assistant Bailiff Senior Staff Attorney Staff Attorney Fax
Maria Firman
(216) 443-7557
Edward Klatka
(216)443-7554
Courtney Verardi
(216) 443-3287
Kelly Donovan
(216) 443-8192
(216) 443-6941

Employment:

  • Assistant County Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County, 1987-1990 and 2003-2009
  • Magistrate and Court Administrator, Medina County Juvenile/Probate Court, 1996-2003
  • Assistant County Prosecutor, Medina County, 1990-1996
  • Judge, Cuyahoga County Probate Court, Since 2009

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, J.D., cum laude, May 1986
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, May, 1983

Memberships:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Foundation Member
  • Adult Protective Services Interdisciplinary Team Steering Committee
  • President, Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Irish American Law Society
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court

Leadership

  • President Elect, Ohio Association of Probate Judges
  • OAPJ Probate Modernization Committee
  • OAPJ Forms Committee
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Judicial Education Committee
  • Co-Chair Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Subcommittee on Adult Guardianship
  • Supreme Court of Ohio HB1 Implementation Work Group

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