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Judge Mary J. Boyle was first elected to the Eighth District Court of Appeals in 2006 and reelected in 2012. Judge Boyle continues to bring her passion for the law and commitment to justice to the appellate bench, where she was elected by her colleagues to serve as the court's Administrative Judge in 2014.

Prior to joining the appellate court, Judge Boyle served ten years as a judge in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division. While at the Common Pleas Court, she was instrumental in the creation of a Mental Health Court, where she also served as Chair, designated judge, and a member of its advisory board.

Judge Boyle was awarded the Golden Gavel Award in 2006 for her service in the trial court.

Before first being elected to the bench, Judge Boyle enjoyed an active civil practice with the law firm of Zashin and Rich, LPA, where she litigated cases in numerous courts in Ohio, including domestic relations, probate, juvenile, general division, municipal, and federal. She also served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the city of North Olmsted.

Judge Boyle developed her passion for the law at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where she received her B.A. degree. Judge Boyle received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Judge Boyle is currently the Chair of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution. She also serves on the Executive Board for the Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges’ Association and the Ohio Judicial College Court Administration, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Law Library Association since 2013.

Judge Boyle is active in many civic and community organizations. She participates annually in Ohio’s mock trial for high school students and Cleveland’s Rotary Club’s New Generations Conference and Recognition Day. Judge Boyle is a proud mother, residing in Cuyahoga County with her family.

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