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Common Pleas Court Judges

Judge Kelly A. Gallagher

Judge Kelly A. Gallagher

Courtroom: 21-C
Fax: (216) 348-4033

Nora E. Rodriquez(216) 443-8737

Staff Attorney:

Patricia B. Coughlin
(216) 443-8609

On Common Pleas Bench Since: 2017
Residence: Cuyahoga County, Ohio
High School: Magnificat High School
College: Denison University
Law School: Case Western Reserve School of Law

Legal Experience:

Private practice handling criminal cases, appellate cases, and labor relations

Litigation Preferences


Ohio Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure; Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure


Counsel only need to appear by telephone or in person, as set by the Court.

Motion Practice

As provided in the rules.


As provided in the rules and with any deadlines established at a pretrial or case management conference.

Settlement Conference

All parties with authority to be present with the exception of out-of-town parties who may be excused only with leave of court.

Calendaring and Continuances

Requests made at conferences or by motion will be considered.


Jurors will be permitted to take notes. All other trial matters as governed by the Rules of Procedure.