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Dec. 22, 2011
Judge Donnelly Appointed Chair of Commission on Professionalism

Judge Michael P. DonnellyThe Supreme Court of Ohio has appointed Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael P. Donnelly as chair of the Commission on Professionalism.

The commission promotes professionalism among attorneys admitted to practice law in Ohio, devoting its attention to the law as a profession and to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honor among members of the profession.

Judge Donnelly, who has been a commission member since 2007, was re-elected to a second six-year term on the bench in 2010. Previous to serving as a judge, Donnelly was in private practice and served as an assistant county prosecutor. He received his law degree from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

“I am honored that the Supreme Court has entrusted me with this responsibility,” Judge Donnelly said. “I look forward to working with each of the dedicated commission members in advancing the ideals of professionalism throughout all facets of our legal system.”

Cleveland attorney Marvin L. Karp, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, was appointed vice chair. In addition, two new members will join the commission: Michael Krumholtz, a partner at Bieser Greer Landis in Dayton, and Mary Cibella, Esq., from Cleveland.

Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2012.