Judge Michelle J. Sheehan Hears Ohio Supreme Court Case

Posted January 9, 2020

Judge Sheehan hearing case at the Ohio Supreme CourtOn January 8, 2020, Judge Sheehan heard her first Ohio Supreme Court case, sitting in for Justice Judith L. French, who recused herself from Pattiann McAdams v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC et al., Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1667.

The case involves whether a state appeals court that found an SUV owner had opted out of a class-action lawsuit by maintaining a pre-existing individual lawsuit improperly readjudicated a federal court’s decision in the class-action lawsuit.  

“My experience was wonderful and it was an honor to sit before the Ohio Supreme Court,” Judge Sheehan said.  “I was beyond thrilled to get the call.”  

Judge Sheehan joined the Eighth District Court of Appeals in 2018.  Prior to be being elected to the court of appeals, Judge Sheehan worked in private practice, litigating cases in both state and federal courts for over 25 years.

Judge Sheehan received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Judge Sheehan pictured with Justices Donnelly and Stewart

Judge Sheehan pictured with Justice Michael Donnelly and Justice Melody Stewart. 
Both justices previously served as judges in Cuyahoga County prior to joining the Ohio Supreme Court.