Evelyn Stratton

Evelyn Stratton retired as Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in 2012, after serving since her appointment in 1996.  She retired with three years remaining in her term because of her commitment to provide mental health services to offenders and assist veterans in the criminal justice system which she accomplishes through her work in a central Ohio law firm.  The daughter of missionary parents, Stratton spent her childhood in southeast Asia and returned to the United States at age 18.  A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, Stratton began her legal career as a trial lawyer in central Ohio and was the first woman elected Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.