Judge Sheila G. Farmer graduated from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, attended London School of Economics and has a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. She served as assistant prosecutor for the cities of Cleveland and Canton and Stark County. She served five years as Presiding Judge in the Massillon Municipal Court, ten years on the Stark County Common Pleas Court bench and has served on the Fifth District Court of Appeals since 1992. She is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of Ohio Association of Appellate Court Judges. Judge Farmer has served by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court on numerous occasions.

Judge Farmer serves on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference as its Vice President. She is married and has two children.

Judge Farmer can be reached at 330.451.7447.


DIANE BURTON is Judge Farmer's staff attorney. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Kent State University and her J.D. from University of Akron and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991. Mrs. Burton was also Judge Farmer's law clerk in common pleas court.
SANDY GAMMILL is Judge Farmer's Judicial Administrative Assistant. Prior to serving with Judge Farmer, she worked in mediation, administration and for Judge Sara Lioi at the Stark County Common Pleas Court.  She is married and has two children.