Supreme Court Hires New Director of Legal & Policy Affairs
The Ohio Supreme Court welcomed Craig Mayton as its new Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Legal & Policy Affairs. Mayton started at the court on Monday in the Office of Legal & Policy Affairs.
Mayton leads the newly formed office within the Supreme Court and supervises the positions of Senior Policy & Research Counsel, Government Relations Counsel, Criminal Justice Policy & Research Counsel, and staff attorney.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Supreme Court of Ohio,” Mayton said.
Prior to working at the court, Mayton spent eight years at the Ohio attorney general’s office including four years as the first assistant attorney general and three years with the State Employment Relations Board. He also served as chief legal counsel to the state auditor. He most recently served in private practice and was chairman to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee.
“Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the legal profession and his hire attests to the high standards we have here at the Supreme Court,” Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said. “He’s a dedicated public servant, and we are grateful for his service.”
Mayton received his bachelor of arts in Russian Studies from the University of Maryland and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.