Ohio State Government March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Timothy S. Black

Candidate for
Judge; Supreme Court; 6 Year Term Starting 1/1/01

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Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge 1994-Present

Ohio's highest volume criminal court; member, Municipal Court Civil Litigation Committee; Municipal Court Liaison to Women Helping Women.

Graydon, Head & Ritchey Attorney at Law 1982-1993 Partner 1990-1993

Experienced Trial Attorney with the Litigation Department; extensive trial practice in Ohio and Kentucky including complex cases in the areas of fraud and racketeering.

The Seven Hills Schools Teacher 1978-1982

English teacher and varsity soccer coach; head of fundraising and public relations.

The Roxbury Latin School Teacher 1975-1977

English teacher and director of development.

EDUCATION Harvard University A.B. 1975

Honors graduate (cum laude) in English and American Literature; Co-Captain, Varsity Sailing Team (National Champions, 1974-75).

Northern Kentucky University J.D.1983 Chase College of Law

Chief Justice, Moot Court Board; Editorial Board, Law Review. Attended evening classes while teaching school during the days.


Ohio Official Reports Decisions 1994-present

Various published court decisions and judicial opinions; most prolific Municipal Court author.

AWARDS Cincinnati Coalition on Domestic Violence Award 1995

Award for excellence in criminal justice.


Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline Member 1998-1999

Appointed by the Supreme Court to its thirty member state-wide Board responsible for investigation, adjudication and recommended sentencing as to all grievances brought against Ohio lawyers and judges; one of seven state judges on the Board.

Cincinnati Bar Association Trustee 1996-present

The professional association of Greater Cincinnati's attorneys.

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Lead 1995-present


New consortium of leaders convened to reduce family violence by coordinating efforts.

Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute Trustee 1995-present

Educational facilities for the teaching and application of psychoanalytic knowledge.

Summerbridge Cincinnati, Inc. Treasurer 1992-1994

Charter Trustee 1992-1994

New summer school program to help students at risk in the Cincinnati Public Schools.

Adoptive Parents Support Organization Task Force 1991-1993


Development of funding for Family Preservation Curriculum for adoptive parents & children.

Invest in Neighborhoods, Inc. President 1988-1993

Trustee 1982-1993

Consortium of the 51 neighborhoods community councils within the City of Cincinnati; extensive grant writing experience.

Pro-Kids, Inc. Vice President 1984-1986

Trustee 1982-1988

Advocates for abused and neglected children in the custody of the courts.


Judicial College of the Ohio Supreme Court Faculty 1997-present

One of 40 state judges trained by the Ohio Supreme Court to teach judges; current courses include: "Domestic Violence in Civil and Criminal Cases" and "DUI Evidence."

Cincinnati Police Officers Training Academy Trainer 1995-present

Training of police officer recruits in domestic violence law.

Hamilton County Police Association Trainer 1995-present

Training of police officers in the law of domestic violence.


Ohio Attorney General Law Enforcement Conference Trainer 1995

Training in Ohio law re: menacing by stalking.

Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Presenter 1996

Presenter on treatment in lieu of incarceration.

Ohio Association of Pre-Trial Services Presenter 1996

Training in lethality review of defendants.


Age 46; married to Marnie Chapman Black (for 23 years); two daughters (ages 9 and 13). Coach of daughters' soccer, basketball and soccer teams.

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