Sharon Kennedy

Sharon Kennedy was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in 2012.  Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer at the Hamilton Police Department where she worked undercover, implemented crime prevention programs and, as a civil assistant, assisted in drafting police policy and procedure for the Accreditation Program.  A graduate of The University of Cincinnati College of Law, Kennedy was a solo attorney in private practice, served as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General’s office and worked as a part-time magistrate in Butler County area courts.  Beginning in 1999 she served at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division and was administrative judge from 2005-2012.