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Judge Eileen T. Gallagher was elected to the Eighth District Court of Appeals in 2012. Judge Gallagher brings her dedication and enthusiasm of the law to the reviewing bench.

Prior to joining the appellate court, Judge Gallagher served as trial judge for eight years in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division. During her tenure on the bench, she served on many court and community committees. Most notably, she served as Chair of the Foreclosure Committee and was instrumental in creating a nationally recognized foreclosure mediation program.

Judge Gallagher earned a diploma in nursing from St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ursuline College, and obtained her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.

Before being elected to the bench, Judge Gallagher was engaged in the practice of law as a sole practitioner, a judicial staff attorney in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division, a magistrate in the Foreclosure Department of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division, and an assistant prosecuting attorney, in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office.

Since starting with the court, she has served on the following court committees: Law Review, Policy and Procedure, and Personnel and Finance.

Judge Gallagher has been a member of various professional, civic, and community organizations. She is a presenter at various continuous education programs. Currently, she serves as a Board member of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, the Court Technology Committee, and Appellate Law and Procedure Committee for the Ohio Judicial Conference.

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