Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan J. Sheehan has been elected by his colleagues to a third, two-year term as Administrative Judge.
Judge Sheehan was approved unanimously during the September monthly meeting of the Court’s General Division Judges. Judge Sheehan's third term begins on January 1, 2024, and will end on December 31, 2025.
As Administrative Judge, Judge Sheehan is responsible for appointing committees, presiding over the docket of the court’s General Division, and speaking about Court policy.
“It has been my singular honor to be this Court’s Administrative Judge,” says Judge Sheehan. “I appreciate the support of our Bench in allowing me to lead them for another term in this role.”
Judge Sheehan has been on the Bench since 2009, and began his tenure as Administrative Judge in January of 2020.
“When I became Administrative Judge, I obviously didn’t expect to face a global pandemic during my first term,” added Judge Sheehan. “I am so proud of how our Court responded during that time, but I am thankful there are now other opportunities ahead for our Court, and I look forward to those challenges.”
Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Sheehan practiced as a civil and criminal litigator for 14 years. Judge Sheehan earned his B.A. degree at Baldwin Wallace University, his J.D. degree at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and his Masters in Judicial Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Judge Sheehan was inducted into the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame in October 2021.