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Lake County, Ohio - Common Pleas Court General Division


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio - Judge Culotta - Biographical



    Lake County Common Pleas, General Division, judge since April 2004

              Administrative Judge 2005, 2009, 2013

              Presiding Judge 2015

    Lake County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office 08/1990-04/2004

              Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Criminal Division 10/1995-04/2004

              Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Felony Division 10/1991-09/1995

              Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Juvenile Court 01/1991-09/1991

              Law Clerk 1990-1991

    Special Prosecutor in Ashtabula County

    Special Prosecutor in Geauga County


              Attorney General’s Two Days in May Conference on Victim’s Assistance 2000

              Lakeland Community College, Police Officer’s Training Workshop 1998, 2000, 2002

              Lake County Common Pleas Judges' Seminar 2008-present

         Licenses & Certifications

    Attorney & Counselor at Law, State of Ohio 1990

    Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1994

    Admitted, U.S. Supreme Court 2001


    Juris Doctor degree, The Ohio State University 1990

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bowling Green State University 1987

         Memberships (Professional)

    American Judges Association member

    The Justinian Forum member 2003-present

              Trustee 2005-present

    Lake County Bar Association member

              Certified Grievance Committee member 1999-2000

              Judicial Endorsement Committee member 2000-2003

              Notary Public Commission committee member 1999-2012

    Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police former honorary member 2004-2006

    Lake-Geauga Fraternal Order of Police past member

    Local Corrections Board of Lake County member 2004-present

    Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Advisory Board past member

    National District Attorneys Association 1991-2004

    Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program (NEOCAP)

              Judicial Advisory Board member 2007-2012

    Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association member 2004-present

    Ohio Judicial Conference member 2004-present

              Criminal Law and Procedure Committee member 2007-present

              Jury Service Committee member 2013-present

    Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association 1991-2004

    Ohio State Bar Association member

         Memberships (Community)

    Americans of Italian Heritage Club member

    Kirtland Baseball League board member 2011, coach 2005-2011

    Kirtland Youth Basketball League instructor and coach 2008-2012

    Ohio High School Mock Trial, Legal Advisor 1991-1993, Judge 1994-present

    Rotary Club of Willoughby member 2005-present

    Andrews Osborne Academy board member 2013-present

    Judge Culotta