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Judge Michael E. Jackson

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(216) 348-4092
Renee M. Bianchi
(216) 443-8755
Courtroom Assistant:
Alexandra Colon
(216) 348-4008
Staff Attorney:
Robin C. Kunikis
(216) 443-8601
On Common Pleas
Bench Since:
January 3, 2013, serving a six-year term (elected November 2012).
Admitted to Bar:
Ohio - 1976; Illinois - 1975.
Covington, Kentucky
Shaker Heights
High School:
Middletown, Ohio School District, Lemon-Monroe High School
BA Ohio University, 1966 (1967 - 1971: United States Marine Corps; served a combat officer in Vietnam in 1967-1968; awarded 5 personal decorations; the Purple Heart); attended MA program at Ohio University after the Marines, then decided to go to law school.
Law School:
JD, with Honors, Chicago–Kent/Illinois Institute of Technology, 1975.
Legal Experience:

Criminal: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County: Mortgage Fraud, Economic Crime, and assisted in Major Trials. 6 years (most recent position)

Civil: Partner, Schwarzwald, McNair & Fusco (trial lawyer: plaintiff’s personal injury; union-side labor; general practice); Partner, Arter & Hadden n.k.a. Tucker & Ellis; (bankruptcy, oil and gas); Solo Practitioner; General Counsel & Vice President of publicly traded oil and gas company; Attorney for East Ohio Gas Company (management-side labor. AV Rated; Total of 30 years.

Formerly Adjunct Law Professor at: Case Western Law School (trial tactics and client counseling); Cleveland State College of Law (secured transactions) and; Akron Law School (bankruptcy).

General:Not Available At This Time.

Pre-Trials: Not Available At This Time.

Motion Practice: Not Available At This Time.

Discovery: Not Available At This Time.

Settlement Conference: Not Available At This Time.

Calendaring and Continuances: Not Available At This Time.

Trials: Not Available At This Time.

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Organized in 1807, Cuyahoga County, is the most populous county in Ohio. As of the 2010 census its population was 1,280,122.

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