EILEEN A. GALLAGHER
Judge Eileen A.
Gallagher is a native Clevelander, having
been born and raised in Cleveland’s
Puritas-Longmead area. She is a graduate of
St. Augustine Academy (1974), received her
Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Dominican
College in Columbus, Ohio (1977), and her
Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland Marshall
College of Law (1987). She has received
judicial education through the National
Judicial College, the Ohio Judicial College,
the American Academy of Judicial Education,
and the New York University College of Law —
Institute of Judicial Administration.
Judge Gallagher was employed as a probation
officer in the Common Pleas Court of
Cuyahoga County — General Division from 1979
– 1994 and was engaged in the practice of
law as a sole practitioner from 1987 – 1997.
She has practiced law in the Courts of the
State of Ohio, the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Ohio and
before the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Gallagher served 14 years in the
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas having
been first elected to the bench in 1996. She
was reelected in 2002 and, again, in 2008.
During her tenure on the Court she served as
Acting Administrative Judge from 2006 –
Judge Eileen A. Gallagher was elected to the
Eighth District Court of Appeals in Ohio in
2010 and was reelected, without opposition,
Judge Gallagher has served on the Boards of
Trustees of both the Stella Maris Treatment
Center and the West Side Catholic Center.