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The Honorable Scot A. Stevenson

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Judge Scot Stevenson graduated from the University of Akron Honors College in 1988 and obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1992. While at the University of Akron, he worked for Judge Bill Spicer in the Summit Count Probate Court. After graduating from law school, he was a staff attorney/judicial law clerk for Judge John Reece of the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

After working at the Ninth District Court of Appeals, Judge Stevenson began a career in the private practice of law. Initially he practiced in Barberton, Ohio. In 1996, he was appointed a Magistrate in the Barberton Municipal Court hearing small claims and traffic matters. After serving there for two years, he was appointed a hearing officer for the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, hearing disputes between automobile dealers and manufacturers. In 2000, he joined a legal practice in Akron and practiced there, and served from 2011 until 2014 as a Magistrate in the Cuyahoga Falls Mayorís Court hearing traffic and criminal matters, until appointed as a Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge in 2016.

In private practice, Judge Stevenson, practiced in the areas of general civil litigation, criminal law, family law, and estate planning. He had an extensive experience in appellate practice and argued before local Courts of Appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court. Three times he received the Volunteer Legal Services Programís Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for his work and dedication representing low-income citizens of Summit County. He also has served as the Law director for Twinsburg Township from 2011 until his appointment as a Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge in 2016. Judge Katarina Cook appointed him as a Magistrate of the Summit County Domestic Relations Court in January 2017, and he was named Chief Magistrate at that Court in January 2021.

Judge Stevenson also has served our community over the last two decades. He has been a member and chairperson of both the Barberton Public Library and the Akron Law Library Boards. He served on the Summit County Facilities Review Board, a Board which examines and reports on local prisons and Community Based Correctional Facilities. He was a member and Vice-President of the Barberton Area Salvation Army Advisory Board. Serving these organizations has been a source of pride and accomplishment for Judge Stevenson over the years. Judge Stevenson is a member of the Akron Bar Association, Lorain County Bar Association, Medina County Bar Association, Wayne County Bar Association, and Ohio State Bar Association. Judge Stevenson was born and raised in Summit County. He has been married to his wife, Diana Stevenson, for over twenty years and they are the proud parents of two adult children.