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Lake County, Ohio - Common Pleas Court General Division


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio - Judge Lucci - Biographical



    Lake County Common Pleas, General Division, judge since 2001

              Presiding Judge 2009, 2016

              Administrative Judge 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

              Technology committee chair 2003-present

              Court House Security committee chair 2003-present


                        Media and the Courts

                        Ethics and Professionalism

                        Courts and Judicial Security

                        Lake County Common Pleas Court Judges' Annual Seminar 2008-present

                        Public Confidence in the Judiciary

                        Science and the Law

                        Jury Management

                        The Constitution

                        Court Technology

                        Trial Practice and Procedure

    Practicing trial attorney 1980-2000

              McNamara, Lucci, Hanrahan & Loxterman, Founding & Senior Partner 1983-2000

              Solo practitioner 1980-1982

    Detective (Special), Lake County Sheriff's Office 1994-2000

    Acting Judge, Municipal Courts (Painesville & Mentor) 1988-2000

    Police Officer, Painesville City Police Department 1977-1982

    Police Officer, University Circle Police Department 1975-1977

    Instructor, Lakeland Community College 1983-1998, 2008-2017

    Instructor, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy 1983-present

    Instructor, Mentor Police Department 1988-1989

    Arbitrator, Lake County Common Pleas Court 1982-2000

         Licenses & Certifications

    Attorney & Counselor at Law, State of Ohio 1980

    Attorney & Counselor at Law, State of Florida 1982

    Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1981

    Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 1985

    Admitted, U.S. Supreme Court 1986

    Ohio Peace Officer Basic Police Academy Certifications 1976, 1995

    Science and Technology Fellow (Inaugural), ASTAR 2006

    Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Instructor Cert. No. BAS 04955 1983


    Master of Judicial Studies degree, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012

    Inaugural Science and Technology Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) Center, 2006

    Certificate in Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, National Judicial College, 2004

    Juris Doctor degree, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1980

    Bachelor of Arts degree, Case Western Reserve University, 1976

         Memberships (Professional)

    American Bar Association member 1981-present; Judicial Division member 2001-present

    American Judges Association member 2001-present

    American Judicature Society member 2001-2016

    Association of Trial Lawyers of America member 1981-2000; Judicial Fellow 2001-2006

    ASTAR Project Oversight Committee 2006-2011

    Buckeye State Sheriff's Association member 1995-2000

    Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys member 1998-2000

    Federal Bar Association member 1985-present

    The Florida Bar member 1982-present

    Fraternal Order of Police (Painesville City) Lodge 90 member 1977-1982

    The Justinian Forum member 2002-present

    Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police associate member 1999-2000; honorary member 2001-2006

    Lake County Bar Association member 1980-present

              President 1989-1990

              Vice President 1988-1989

              Treasurer 1987-1988

              Secretary 1986-1987

              Trustee 1997-2000

              Certified Grievance Committee 1990-2001; chairman 1999-2001

              Continuing Legal Education Committee, chairman 1984-1986

              Judicial Selection & Endorsement Committee, chairman 1993-1999

              Medical-Legal Committee, chairman 1999-2000

              Nominations Committee, member 1991-1996, chairman 1996

              Law Explorer Post coordinator 1999-2001

    Lake Erie College Legal Studies Advisory Committee, member & chairman 1991-present

    Lakeland Community College

              Corrections Advisory Board member 2001-present

              Paralegal Advisory Board member 1989-1997

    Local Corrections Board of Lake County member 2001-present

    Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program (N.E.O.C.A.P.)

              Judicial Corrections Board member 2001 & 2002, 2004-2006

              Judicial Advisory Board member 2006, 2013-present
                        Vice Chair 2015-present

    Northern Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association member 1975-1978

    Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers member 1981-2000

    Ohio Identification Officers Association member 1997-2000

    Ohio Judicial Conference member 2001-present

              Mentor to newly-elected common pleas judges 2002-present

              Ohio Jury Instructions (OJI) Editorial Board member 2002-2007

              Public Confidence in the Judiciary committee member 2003-present; co-chair 2004-present

              Court Technology Committee member 2012-present

              Executive Committee member 2004-present

    Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association member 2001-present

              Governmental Committee member 2001-2002

    Ohio State Bar Association member 1980-present

              Alternative Dispute Resolution mediator/arbitrator 1992-2000

    Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts member 2014 - 2017

    Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on the Unauthorized Practice of Law member 1990-1994

         Memberships (Community)

    Americans of Italian Heritage Club member 1998-present

    Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) legal advisor 1989-1991

    Lake County Bluecoats, Inc. member 1995-present

    Lake County Committee on Family Violence (Forbes House) board member 1988-1990

    Lake County General Health District

              AIDS Advisory Board (chair 1990-1992) member 1986-2001

    Lake County Historical Society

              Award: Heritage Advocate Award (inaugural recipient) April 2008

    Lake-Geauga Young Republicans

              Award: 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee, May 2011

    Leadership Lake County, Inc. Class of 1988; member 1987-present

              Member, Board of Trustees 1998-2012

              Chair, Board of Trustees 2002-2004

              First vice-chair, Board of Trustees 2000-2002

              Second vice-chair, Board of Trustees 1998-2000

              Alumni Association chairman 1997-1998

              Northeastern Ohio Association of Regional Leadership Groups member 1999-2012

    Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce member 2000-2001

    Ohio High School Mock Trial judge 1992-present; regional competition co-coordinator 2002-present

    Parents Anonymous of Lake County board member & legal advisor 1983-1985

    Rotary Club of Painesville, Ohio member 1982-present

              President 1988-1989

              Chair of all committees 1985-1990

              Paul Harris Fellow

    Specialized Environmental Living Facilities (SELF) / Hogan Properties board member 1985-1993

    United Way of Lake County, Campaign Cabinet member 1997-2000

    Judge Eugene A. Lucci

    Judge Eugene A Lucci