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Attorney General’s Office Veteran Named Director of Supreme Court’s Legal Resources Division

Ohio Supreme Court Legal Resources Division Director Kent M. Shimeall.

Ohio Supreme Court Legal Resources Division Director Kent M. Shimeall.

Ohio Supreme Court Legal Resources Division Director Kent M. Shimeall.

Ohio Supreme Court Legal Resources Division Director Kent M. Shimeall.

Kent M. Shimeall joined the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday as director of the Legal Resources Division. He will oversee the Office of Legal Resources, the Office of the Reporter, and the Law Library.

Shimeall previously served as section chief of the Ohio Attorney General’s Constitutional Office Section, which provides legal counsel to all statewide elected officeholders. In addition, he served as ethics counsel for nearly 14 years. He also worked as a manager and litigator in four other areas within the Attorney General’s Office.

The Legal Resources Division assists the Supreme Court with researching legal issues presented to justices in matters pending before the court, including the final editing of opinions.

“Having observed the great work of the court from the outside, I’m excited about the opportunity of contributing so that tradition continues,” Shimeall said.

Shimeall earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster and his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Shimeall and his wife live in the Worthington area and have two grown sons.

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