Judge Davis' Staff
Bailiff, Kimberly Guldeman 330.643.2241 E-mail
Judicial Attorney, William Wellemeyer330.643.2242 E-mail
Judicial Assistant, Lisa Kayes330.643.8160 E-mail
The Honorable Jane M. Davis
Judge Jane M. Davis graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She also earned a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from the University of Cincinnati. Judge Davis received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Akron. She is admitted to the Ohio Bar and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Judge Davis spent three years as a law clerk and then judicial attorney with the Summit County Domestic Relations Court before entering private practice with an Akron law firm. She also served as a guardian ad litem, giving voice to children while practicing in Summit County.
Judge Davis joined a large Cleveland law firm where her practice focused on representing family law clients in highly contested hearings in various counties throughout northeast Ohio.
Eager to broaden her involvement in other areas of the law, Judge Davis became corporate counsel for a direct marketing company where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations governing advertising. She was also responsible for contract negotiations, employment matters and managing outside counsel, including oversight of all litigation on a national scale.
To address a growing passion for research and writing, Judge Davis began a free-lance practice performing appellate services at the request of other lawyers. Judge Davis continued providing these services for approximately ten years while continuing her full-time practice.
Judge Davis has volunteered much of her recent time to helping those who cannot afford to hire counsel in family law, probate and consumer matters, including debt collection and foreclosure cases in counties throughout Ohio.
Judge Davis has resided in Summit County for twenty-seven years. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar and the Akron Bar Association. She is married and the mother of two children.
Judge Davis was appointed to Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division in July 2013.