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Judge Weiler

JUDGE JENNIFER P. WEILER

Judge Jennifer P. Weiler was elected to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court in November, 1999 for the term beginning January 1, 2000, re-elected November, 2005 for the term beginning January 1, 2006, and November, 2011 for the term beginning January 1, 2012.

 

Professional Experience

2000 – date Judge, Garfield Heights Municipal Court
1984 – 2000 Attorney and Member of the Firm, Weiler and Weiler, L.P.A.
1982 – 1984 Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Ohio
1980 – 1982 Research Clerk, Eighth District Court of Appeals
1977 – 1980 Associate Attorney and Law Clerk, Starkoff & Gallagher Co., L.P.A.
1974 – 1977 Social Studies Teacher, Parma City Schools

Education

1975 – 1979 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1979, cum laude
  • Recipient of the Craig Spangenberg Trial Practice Award, 1979
  • Recipient of the Charles Auerbach Award for outstanding student in the Law of Evidence, 1979
  • Student Representative to Academic Standards Committee, 1977-1979

1970 – 1974 Ohio University

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1974, summa cum laude, with majors in history and government
  • Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
  • Recipient of the History Department’s undergraduate writing competition award, 1974

Professional Activities

Planner and presenter for the Ohio Judicial College, including the following continuing legal education seminars:

  • The Ins and Out of Chemical Testing
    Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio
    February 4, 2014
  • New Judges Orientation: Traffic Law
    December 12, 2013, April 30, 2014 Columbus, Ohio
  • Caselaw Update 
    Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio Summer Meeting 
    July 12, 2011 Mason, Ohio
  • The DUS Epidemic
    March 30, 2012 Cleveland, Ohio
  • H.B. 1 Update and Traffic Cases of Notes 
    Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio Winter Meeting 
    February 5, 2010 Columbus, Ohio
  • New Judges Orientation: Trial Skills Problems
    December 16, 2009 Columbus, Ohio
  • Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence Update
    November 20, 2009 Columbus, Ohio
  • New Judges Orientation: Motions to Suppress & Taking a Plea
    March 19, 2009 Columbus, Ohio; April 19, 2010 Columbus, Ohio
  • Burning Issues in Traffic Law
    November 7, 2008 Beachwood, Ohio; October 23, 2008 Independence, Ohio
  • New Judges Orientation: OVI, Motions to Suppress & ALS
    April 12, 2008 Columbus, Ohio; March 14, 2007 Columbus, Ohio
  • Hot Topics 
    Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio Winter Meeting
    February 8, 2008 Columbus, Ohio
  • S.B. 8 - The New Drugged Driving Law
    December 1, 2007 Cleveland, Ohio; November 3, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio; October 5, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio
  • What’s Admissible? Evidence Issues in Your Courtroom
    May 13, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio; December 20, 2004 Columbus, Ohio
  • Acting Judges II: Traffic Law Update
    December 10, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Traffic Law Update for Municipal Judges & Magistrates
    November 5, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Criminal Practice & Procedure for Magistrates & Acting Judges
    May 27, 2004 Columbus, Ohio
  • Jury Trial Skills for Judges
    May 23, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio; April 21, 2004 Columbus, Ohio
  • Traffic Law for Municipal Judges, S.B. 123
    November 14, 2003 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Driving Under Suspension
    Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio Summer Meeting
    July 14, 2003 Aurora, Ohio

Frequent lecturer and presenter for other continuing legal education programs including the following:

  • OVI Case Law Update
    Ohio State Bar Association
    November 21, 2013 Columbus, Ohio
  • Case Law Update
    Cuyahoga County Municipal Prosecutors Association
    September 16, 2010 Cleveland, Ohio
  • S.B.17 Overview
    Cuyahoga County Municipal Prosecutors Association
    March 12, 2009 Cleveland, Ohio
  • OVI Update – S.B.17 
    Lorman Education Services 
    December 5, 2008 Independence, Ohio
  • Motions to Supress in Driving Under The Influence Cases
    Lorain County Bar Association
    August 24, 2007 Lorain, Ohio
  • Mayor's Court Certification Seminar
    Parma Bar Association
    September 27, 2013, September 25, 2011, September 17, 2010, September 26, 2008 Parma, Ohio; September 28, 2007, September 29, 2006 Strongsville, Ohio
  • Technology and the Law
    The Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District
    April 28, 2006 Westlake, Ohio
  • The Shifting Landscape of OVI 
    Lorman Education Services 
    December 2, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct 
    Ohio State Bar Association
    November 30, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio
  • License Suspensions and Related Topics
    Cleveland Bar Association
    June 3, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio
  • A Practical Approach to OVI
    Lorman Education Services
    December 11, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Misdemeanors
    Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Continuing Legal Education
    November 23, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Legal Update for Probation Officers
    Northern Ohio Probation Officers Association
    April 19, 2004 Garfield Heights, Ohio
  • A Potpourri of Pesky Prosecutorial Problems
    Cuyahoga County Municipal Prosecutors Association
    March, 2003 Cleveland, Ohio
  • H.B. 490: Keys to New Misdemeanor Sentencing Guidelines
    Ohio State Bar Association
    November 21, 2003 Cleveland, Ohio
  • Motions to Suppress in Driving Under the Influence Cases
    Cuyahoga County Bar Association
    Fall, 2002 Cleveland, Ohio

Publications

  • Co-author of the best-selling legal treatise "Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law," updated and published annually by Thomson West
  • ''Driving Under The Influence in Ohio: A Brief Historical Overview''
    Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, November, 2007, Vol. 13, Issue 4
  • ''Driver’s License Suspensions & Related Topics,'' Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Vindicator, 2004, Issue 1
  • ''Ohio Impaired Driving Law'' and ''Ohio Driver’s License Law.''
    These comprehensive sentencing charts were originally published and widely distributed through the Ohio Judicial College, and are now standard reference tools for judges and magistrates throughout the State of Ohio.
  • ''Senate Bill 8: Ohio's New Drugged Driving Law,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, January 2007, Vol. 83, Issue 1
  • ''Sentencing Chart Highlights,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, January 2006, Vol. 82, Issue 1
  • ''Recent Legislation Impacting Misdemeanor OVI Practice in Ohio,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, October, 2004, Vol. 79, Issue 4
  • ''New LEADS Printouts Simplify Search for Criminal Records,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, Summer, 2001, Vol. 76, Issue 3
  • ''Statutory Developments in Traffic and DUI Law,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, October, 2003, Vol. 78, Issue 4
  • ''Ohio OMVI Update in a Nutshell,'' Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law & Fact, November/December, 2000, Vol. 75, Issue

Other Professional Activities & Associations

  • Chair, Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Committee
  • Co-chair, Ohio Judicial Conference Traffic Law Committee
  • Recipient of statewide award, President's Award for Judicial Excellence from the Association of Municipal and County Court Judges of Ohio, 2010
  • Member, Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Superintendence, 2006-2010
  • Co-chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Municipal Law Committee, 2009
  • Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Municipal Law Committee, 2008
  • Chair, Cuyahoga County Bar Association Municipal Court Committee, 2005-2007
  • Member of the Education Committee for the Association of Municipal / County Judges of Ohio, 2010-2011, 2005-2006
  • Volunteer Judge, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Mock Trial, 2000-2006
  • Prepared updates Local Rules of Court for the Garfield Heights Municipal Court
  • Conducted court at Garfield Heights High School
  • Brought driver's awareness sessions sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court
  • Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association  
  • Board Member, The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association

Civic Activities and Memberships

  • Marymount Hospital Community Advisory Committee
  • Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk Volunteer
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride Volunteer
  • Kiwanis
  • Italian-American Police Officers Association of Ohio, Inc.
  • Cleveland American Middle East Organization
  • St. Ignatius Loyola Society

Past Activities

  • Garfield Heights Community Elder Friendly Task Force
  • Board Member and Officer, Parent Teachers Association
  • Board Member, Band Boosters
  • Assistant Leader, Girl Scouts of America
  • Assistant Pack Leader, Boy Scouts of America
  • Marquette University Parents Association
  • Band Boosters, Choir Boosters
  • American Cancer Society Volunteer