Judge Erich O'Brien

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Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
    Juris Doctor - 1978
  • University of Toledo
    Master of Public Administration - 1976
  • Bowling Green State University
    Graduated Cum Laude with Arts and Sciences Degree in Political Science and History - 1974

Experience

  • 1996 - Present
    Judge of Sandusky Municipal Court
    Elected in 1995 to 1st term (1996 to 2001)
    Re-elected in 2001 to 2nd term (2002 to 2007)
    Re-elected in 2007 to 3rd term (2008 - 2013)
    Re-elected in 2013 to 4th term (2014 to 2019)
  • 1982 - 1995
    Executive Director for Erie County Legal Aid and the Public Defender for Erie County
  • 1979 - 1982
    Staff Attorney for Erie County Legal Aid and the Public Defender for Erie County
  • 1978 - 1979
    Consumer Protection Agency - City of Toledo

Other Activities

  • Member of Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio, Inc.
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member of the Erie County Corrections Planning Board
  • Member of Founding Committee for Erie County's Drug Program-Benchmark
  • Member of the Erie County Bar Association
  • Former member of the Exchange Club of Sandusky