Judge 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 – 2010.
Judge Eileen A. Gallagher was elected to the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Ohio in 2010 and was reelected, without opposition, in 2016 and 2022. She served as administrative judge in 2018.
Judge Gallagher has served on the Boards of Trustees of both the Stella Maris Treatment Center and the West Side Catholic Center.