JUDGE PATRICIA A. DELANEY
Judge Patricia Ann Delaney was elected to the Fifth District Court of Appeals for a term commencing February 11, 2007. Judge Delaney currently serves as Presiding Judge.
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 complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts.
Judge Delaney serves as the Fifth District Trustee for the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, is on the Judicially-Led Pro Bono Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association, the Women’s Impact Initiative Series in Canton, the Public Confidence and Community Outreach Committee for the Ohio Judicial Conference and 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 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.
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
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
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.