Honorable Judge Amy Corrigall Jones
In 2012, Judge Amy Corrigall Jones was elected to a full six-year term on the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. She was re-elected to a second six-year term in 2018. Judge Jones was elected by her colleagues to serve as Presiding Judge of the Common Pleas Court in 2016 and is currently serving her third term as Administrative Judge of the Common Pleas Court, General Division. She has also served as Presiding Judge of the Summit County Valor Court since 2013.
Judge Jones started the Summit County Valor Court, a Veteran’s Treatment Court, in collaboration with Judge Jerry K. Larson of the Akron Municipal Court. Summit County Valor Court was established because Judge Jones and Judge Larson recognized that many of our veterans return to civilian life with serious trauma both physical and mental, which may lead to their involvement with the criminal justice system. Veterans are provided access to programs, treatment and interaction with mentors in a collaborative initiative to enhance their chances of success.
Judge Amy Corrigall Jones graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree from The University of Akron School of Law and was thereafter admitted to the Ohio Bar and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Judge Jones began her legal career in the private sector and her practice involved primarily civil litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels. She handled cases throughout the State of Ohio and across the Country in both State and Federal Courts.
In 2006, Judge Jones entered into private practice and represented clients involving both criminal defense matters and personal injury litigation. She also represented individuals in both Domestic Relations Court and Probate Court. Some of her most rewarding work was spent serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for children, an Advocate for the mentally ill and as a Guardian for incompetent adults.
Judge Jones has been recognized for her community service, being selected as a 30 for the Future award recipient and an award recipient by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Over the years she served as a board member of the Portage County Public Defender’s Commission, a basketball coach at Archbishop Hoban High School and her alma mater St. Vincent St. Mary High School, and a mock trial team coach at St. Vincent St. Mary High School. She is also a member of various organizations and charities including Akron’s Dapper Dan Charity, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association and the League of Women Voters.
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