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Judge Mary Eileen Kilbane was first elected to the Eighth District Court of Appeals in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. She received her B.A. degree from John Carroll University and her J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Prior to her service at the Eighth District Court, she was elected and served for nine years as a Cleveland Municipal Court Judge. Judge Kilbane began her legal career as an assistant Cuyahoga County Public Defender.

Judge Kilbane is involved in a variety of legal and civic organizations. She has served as treasurer for the Northern Ohio Municipal Judges Association. She was appointed to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Committee on Dispute Resolution and the Traffic Rules Review Commission. Judge Kilbane appeared as a panelist and featured speaker at numerous functions on behalf of legal and educational organizations. Judge Kilbane has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Augustine Manor from 1995 to 2001, and as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Augustine Services Corporation from 2001 to 2007.

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