Honorable Judge Alison M. Breaux
Judge Alison Breaux joined the Common Pleas Bench when she was elected to a full term which began on January 5, 2017.
Growing up, Judge Breaux lived in many places, and there were many places for her to call home. As a child, she lived in several different states across the country including California, Texas and Nebraska and she even lived abroad in Japan for several years during her youth. Her parents settled in Ohio in 1988, and they, along with Alison and her brother have remained in Ohio since.
After graduating from High School, Breaux traveled to Texas to attend the Texas Christian University. After one year, she desired to be closer to home and transferred to Kent State University. She graduated from KSU in 1998 cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts with a Degree in English. Breaux then entered the University of Akron School of Law in 1998, and she received her Juris Doctorate in 2001. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of that same year after passing the Ohio State Bar Exam.
After graduating from law school, Breaux began working in the private sector at a firm with a primary focus in civil defense and litigation. As a trial lawyer, she represented individuals, small businesses and also large insurance companies in many different areas of civil practice including torts, contracts, and product liability, to name a few. In 2004 Breaux went on to practice criminal defense at a local Akron firm representing individuals, often indigent, accused of committing crimes – both at the misdemeanor and felony level.
In 2012, Breaux joined the Akron Municipal Court as a Civil Magistrate, presiding over landlord tenant/eviction issues and small claims matters. As a Magistrate, she heard over 6,000 cases and gained a reputation for being fair and honest with all parties who appeared before her.
Judge Breaux has been married since 2000, and she and her husband have three children. She is involved in her community and has served on several boards including the St. Vincent Parents Association and Life Is Good No Matter What Cancer Charity. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Akron Bar Association, Scanlon Inn of Court and Westminster Presbyterian Church