JUDGE PATRICIA A. DELANEY

 

Judge Patricia Ann Delaney was re-elected to a second term on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, commencing February 11, 2013. 

 
Judge Delaney was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and received both undergraduate (1987) and law (1990) degrees from the University of Toledo.


She served as Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Staff Attorney for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and in private practice at the Columbus law firm of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Delaney served as Columbus Assistant City Attorney for nine years, practicing in civil litigation in both state and federal courts. 


Judge Delaney chairs the Bylaws Committee for the Ohio Court of Appeals Judges Association. She also is a member of the Coshocton Business and Professional Women’s Association; the Ohio Women’s Bar Association (Trustee-At-Large), the Delaware County Bar Association; the Licking County Bar Association; the Stark County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. 


Judge Delaney has served by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court and the Tenth and Eleventh District Courts of Appeals. She also served as the Court’s presiding judge in 2012.

Judge Delaney is married and has four children. The Delaney family resides in Delaware County.

 

SHAUNNA LINCOLN DOBBS is also a Staff Attorney for Judge Delaney. She graduated cum laude from Miami University in 1995 and graduated cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 2001. Before joining Judge Delaney's staff, she served as Magistrate for Judge Richard D. Reinbold, Jr. of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

AMY ANDREWS SABINO is a Staff Attorney for Judge Delaney.   She graduated summa cum laude from Hiram College in 1995 and cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 1998.  Prior to joining Judge Delaney’s staff, she worked as an assistant prosecutor for the Massillon Law Department and the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office and as Magistrate for Judge Richard D. Reinbold, Jr. of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

KATHERINE (KITTY) GIACOMELLI-BUTCHER is Judge Patricia A. Delaney's Judicial Administrative Assistant. She served as a Bailiff in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas from 1993 until 2007. She previously worked as an assistant to Speaker of the House Vern Riffe, Ohio Democratic Chairman Jim Ruvolo and Governor Richard F. Celeste. Kitty can be reached at 740/833-2520.

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