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Appellate Judges Elected to 2014 Association Offices

Image of (from left) Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge G. Gary Tyack, Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge John W. Wise, and Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite

From left: Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge G. Gary Tyack, Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge John W. Wise, and Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite.

Image of (from left) Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge G. Gary Tyack, Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge John W. Wise, and Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite

From left: Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge G. Gary Tyack, Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge John W. Wise, and Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite.

At its annual fall meeting today, the Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges Association elected officers for next year.

Judges elected to leadership positions in the association include:

  • Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge G. Gary Tyack as chief judge.
  • Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge John W. Wise as chief judge-elect.
  • Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cheryl L. Waite as secretary/treasurer.

The officers will assume their leadership posts on January 1, 2014.

Judge Tyack has served on the Franklin County appeals court on three separate occasions, most recently winning re-election in 2012. During his time on the bench, he’s held the positions of presiding judge and administrative judge. Judge Tyack has been involved with and served in leadership positions with many legal and judicial associations, civic organizations, and his church. He earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

The association consists of 67 appeals court judges who serve on Ohio’s 12 appellate courts. As intermediate level appellate courts, their primary function is to hear appeals from the common pleas, municipal and county courts. Each case is heard and decided by a three-judge panel.

In addition to their appellate jurisdiction, the courts of appeals have original jurisdiction to hear applications for writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, procedendo, prohibition and quo warranto. The Tenth District Court of Appeals in Franklin County also hears appeals from the Ohio Court of Claims. Appellate judges also sit by assignment on the Supreme Court in case of a recusal by a sitting justice.

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