KATHLEEN A. KEOUGH
Administrative Judge Kathleen Ann Keough was
first elected to the Eighth District Court
of Appeals in November 2010 and commenced
her term on January 1, 2011. She was
re-elected in 2016 to her second term.
and raised in the Greater Cleveland area,
Judge Keough received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in English and History from
Youngstown State University, and her Juris
Doctorate degree from The Cleveland Marshall
College of Law.
Prior to her election to the
Cleveland Municipal Court bench in 1995,
where she served for 15 years until being
elected to the Court of Appeals, she worked
in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender=s
This time with the agency gave her
almost a decade of experience in the
Appellate, Juvenile and Felony Divisions of
Common Pleas Court.
Keough is a member of the Cleveland
Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State
Bar Association, and the Ohio Courts of
Appeals Judges Association.
She is also an active member in many
neighborhood and civic organizations.
Judge Keough is married to a local
attorney and is the mother of two daughters.