Terrence O'Donnell

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Justice Terrence O'DonnellPERSONAL

Born: 1946, Cleveland
Wife: Mary Beth
Children: Terrence, Michael, Colleen and Nora
Member: St. Bernadette Parish, Westlake


Juris Doctor, Cleveland State University - 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Kent State University - 1968


Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, May 19, 2003 to present
Visiting Judge, counties throughout Ohio, February 2003 to May 2003
Judge, 8th District Court of Appeals, 1995 to February 2003
Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, 1980, 1982 to 1994
Associated with the firm of Marshman, Snyder & Corrigan, 1974 to 1980
Director, Paralegal Education Program, David M. Myers College, 1974 to 1976
Law Clerk, Judge John M. Manos and Judge John V. Corrigan, 8th District Court of Appeals, 1972 to 1974
Law Clerk, Justice J.J.P. Corrigan, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1971 to 1972
Admitted to the Bar of the State of Ohio by examination, 1971
Teacher, grades 7 and 8, St. Brendan School, North Olmsted, 1970, 1971
Instructor, speech and debate, Cuyahoga Community College, 1968 to 1970
Instructor, C.P.A. Business Law Review, Cleveland State University, 1976 to 1978


Officer, Catholic Lawyer's Guild of Cleveland
Member, Ohio State Bar Association
Member, 2005 Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellows Class
Lecturer, Professionalism, Ethics
Promoter, Statewide Mentoring Program
Member, Irish Legal 100


Chairman, Ohio Legal Rights Service Commission
Chairman, Law Related Education Committee, Cleveland Bar Association
Member, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Supreme Court of Ohio
Member, Court Statistical Reporting Committee, Supreme Court of Ohio
President, Legal Eagles, St. Edward High School legal fraternity
Member, Public Understanding of the Law, Ohio State Bar Association


Member, Board of Directors, Our Lady of the Wayside
Member, Board of Trustees, Magnificat High School, Rocky River
Executive Director, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Cleveland
President, Fathers' Club, Magnificat High School, Rocky River
Coach, Little League baseball, Rocky River
Instructor, Public School Religion program, St. Bernadette Church, North Olmsted


2017 - St. Thomas More Award - Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
2015 - Person of the Year, Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland
2014 - Outstanding Alumnus Award - The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
2014 - St. Angela Merici Honorary Alumnus Award
2013 - Westlake World Partners Founders' Award
2011 - Selected as a member of the Irish Legal 100, leading Irish lawyers and judges in the United States
2006 - Distinguished Alumni Award - Cleveland State University
2006 - ORT Jurisprudence Award
2006 - Honorary Doctors Degree - University of Akron School of Law
2005 - 75th Anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University - Outstanding Graduate
2004 - Alumnus of the Year, St. Edward High School
2003 - Public Official of the Year, Federation of German-American Societies of Greater Cleveland
2003 - American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin - Central Ohio
2003 - American Nationalities Movement - Captive Nations Commemoration Program, Justice Award
1989-1998 - President's Award, Cleveland Bar Association, Law Related Education Committee, Student Essay Contest

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