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Lake County, Ohio - Common Pleas Court General Division


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio - Judge O'Donnell



    Lake County Common Pleas, General Division, judge since 2015


    Lake County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office


         Chief Assistant, Civil Division 2011-2014


         Special Lake County Prosecuting Attorney 1991-2011


         Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1989-1991


    Practicing Attorney


         John P. O’Donnell, LLC 2008-2014


         Lyons & O’Donnell Co., LPA 1996-2008


         Gibson, Harkins & Brelo Co., LPA 1991-1996


    City of Willowick


         Ward 3 Councilman 2013-2014


         Director of Law 2005-2011


         Ward 3 Councilman 1994-2005


    Grand River Village, Prosecutor 2004-2008


    Lake County ADAMHS Board, Legal Counsel 1995-2011


    Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor 1988


    Lake County Public Defender’s Office, Assistant Public Defender 1987-1988


         Licenses & Certifications


    Attorney & Counselor at Law, State of Ohio 1987


    Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1998


    Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 2000


    Admitted, U.S. Supreme Court 2014




    Juris Doctor degree, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1987


    Bachelor of Arts degree, John Carroll University, 1984


         Memberships (Professional)


    Lake County Bar Association


    Ohio State Bar Association

    Judge John O'Donnell