In November of 2012, Timothy J. McGinty was elected Cuyahoga County Prosecutor on a platform of reforming our criminal justice system and reducing crime in Greater Cleveland. Mr. McGinty has already begun working to create a culture of transparency and accountability in the County Prosecutor’s Office in order to help restore public confidence.
Prior to his election, Mr. McGinty had served for more than 18 years as a Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. While on the bench, Mr. McGinty ran one of the most efficient criminal and civil dockets, and consistently fought for reform and transparency in the criminal justice system. Prior to serving as a Judge, Mr. McGinty was an award-winning Assistant County Prosecutor for almost 10 years who served in the Major Trial Division and was named Ohio Prosecutor of the Year.
He has been married for 39 years to his wife, Ellen, a nurse, and they raised their two children in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood where they now often spend time with their two grandchildren. Mr. McGinty is a 1981 graduate of CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, a BA from Heidelberg University, and a diploma from St. Edward High School.