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Common Pleas Court Judges

Judge Nancy R. McDonnell

Judge Nancy R. McDonnell


Courtroom: 17-B
Fax: (216) 348-4037
Bailiff:

J.Farrell/Mary Spellacy
(216) 443-8756

Staff Attorney:

Lori Anne Dyke
(216) 443-8612

On Common Pleas Bench Since: 1997
Admitted to Bar: 1985
Born: 1959
Residence: Lakewood, Ohio
High School: Regina High School, South Euclid, Ohio
College: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1982, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
Law School: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1985, Officer in Student Bar Association

Legal Experience:


1986-1991 Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Assigned to the Criminal Division, Major Trial Division - Drug Unit; 1991-1996 Magistrate Lakewood Municipal Court; 1986 - present Participant in Trial Advocacy Program at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Litigation Preferences

General

CMC to be held approximately 90 days from filing.

Pre-Trials

Parties not required to be present.

Discovery

Discovery may be extended with permission of the Court. Disputes should be worked out among the parties.

Settlement Conference

All parties must be present in person at the settlement conference and final pre-trial.

Calendaring and Continuances

Motion for continuances of trail will not be considered unless accompanied by an acknowledgment of request signed by client.

Trials

Generally begin at 10:00 am. All exhibits should be marked prior to trial.