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Judge Sheehan Re-Elected As Administrative Judge

Judge Sheehan Re-Elected As Administrative Judge

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan J. Sheehan has been re-elected by his colleagues to continue as Administrative Judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division.


Judge Sheehan was chosen during a meeting of the Court’s judges on Monday, September 20, 2021, by a unanimous vote.  He will begin his second, two-year term in January.


The Administrative Judge is responsible for overseeing Court operations, appointing committees, presiding over the Court’s docket, and speaking about Court policy. 


“To say that the last year and a half has been challenging would be an understatement,” says Judge Sheehan referring to the ongoing COVID pandemic. “But our Judges have worked together to navigate this difficult time, and I am proud that we have been a national leader in how Courts have responded to the crisis. I appreciate the trust that our Judges have placed in me with a second term as Administrative Judge, and I look forward to what we can accomplish in the next two years.”


Judge Sheehan has been on the Common Pleas Court Bench since January 2009. He received his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994 and earned a Master's in Judicial Studies from the University of Reno, Nevada, in 2013. Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Sheehan practiced as a civil and criminal litigator for 14 years.