Retired Judge Timothy E. McMonagle (Co-Chair)

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Judge McMonagle served on the bench for 27 years.  He was first elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in 1982 to serve during the January 3, 1983 term.  He served on the Common Pleas Court until September 1995, at which time he was appointed to the Eighth District Court of Appeals by Ohio Governor George Voinovich.  He was thereafter elected to serve as Presiding and Administrative Judge for the Eighth District.  While serving on the Court of Appeals, Judge McMonagle also sat by assignment on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

In 2004, Judge McMonagle was re-elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and then retired on January 7, 2011.  He is currently the Chairperson of the Mental Health Court and Chair of the Veterans’ Service Commission Committee of the Court.  Throughout his career, Judge McMonagle has consistently been endorsed in all of his elections and re-elections by the various Bar Associations in Ohio, the Citizens League, the Plain Dealer, The Sun Press, and the major unions in the area.

Along with Jim Robenalt, Judge McMonagle is Co-Chair of the Task Force On Judicial Excellence.

Other Task Force Members

Ahmed A. Abonamah (Clerk)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Evan T. Byron (Clerk)

Chernett Wasserman Yarger, LLC

A. Steven Dever

A. Steven Dever Co., L.P.A.

Robert S. Frost

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Stuart I. Garson

Seaman Garson LLC

Kerin L. Kaminski

Giffen & Kaminski, LLC

Irene C. Keyse-Walker

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Barbara A. Lum (Clerk)

Thompson Hine LLP

David M. Paris

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

James D. Robenalt (Co-Chair)

Thompson Hine LLP

Jan L. Roller

Davis & Young LPA

Barbara K. Roman

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Mark A. Stanton

Short, Shepherd & Stanton

Carter E. Strang

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Roger M. Synenberg

Synenberg & Associates, LLC

Taras G. Szmagala

Eaton Corporation

Russell W. Tye

Tye & Associates, L.P.A.

Michael N. Ungar

Ulmer Berne LLP

David R. Watson

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Robin G. Weaver

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP