Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Synenberg has been appointed to a new seat with the court.
Judge Synenberg will assume the term of Judge Deborah Turner following Gov. Mike DeWine’s appointment, and will begin her new term on Jan. 14. She must win election in November 2024 to retain the seat. Judge Turner was elected in November to the seat currently held by retiring Judge Brian Corrigan.
Judge Synenberg has served on our Bench for the last 16 years. Along with her general criminal and civil caseload, she has presided over specialized dockets. She oversees the dual diagnosis Recovery Court docket that treats those with mental health and substance issues, and previously managed a mental health and developmental disability program. Judge Synenberg also spent two years on the Cleveland Municipal Court bench and 16 years as a trial lawyer.