Judge Mark R. Majer
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Judge Mark R. Majer
Courtroom:  12-B
Bailiff:  Hiram DeJesus
Phone:  (216) 664-4991
Fax:  (216) 664-4949


On February 17, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine appointed former judge Mark Majer to the Cleveland Municipal Court bench, filling the seat formerly held by Judge Pinkey Carr who resigned in November, 2022.

With 30 plus years of legal experience, Judge Majer has developed an even-toned manner, which coupled with sensitivity and fairness has garnered the respect of attorneys and litigants in the courtroom.

“My dad instilled in me a strong sense of public service since I was a child.  Because he served as Commander of an American Legion Post and Grays Armory, every year we would decorate the graves of fallen service members and provide support to veterans during the year and that became the foundation of my career in public service.”

If there was one thing in common in Mark Majer’s family, it was hard work.   His father ran their family construction company that specialized in home remodeling for 43 years.

“We did it all, and the toughest job for me was putting a new roof on in 90 degree weather.”

Following graduation from Orange High School, Judge Majer attended Bowling Green State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1988.  Law school at Ohio Northern immediately followed and after passing the bar in 1992. He began his law career as a solo practitioner focusing on adult and juvenile criminal matters, civil litigation and personal injury cases.

In 1993, Judge Majer was hired by then Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs-Jones as an Assistant County Prosecutor where he developed extensive trial and appellate experience. This led to arguing numerous cases on brief before the Supreme Court of Ohio.  In 1999, Judge Majer became a Magistrate at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and presided over juvenile delinquency, abuse, neglect and dependency matters. Six years later, Judge Majer became Chief Staff Attorney and then Legal Counsel, where he supervised 11 magistrates, the Human Resources department, the Clerk’s office, Information Technology, and the Juvenile Court’s fiscal office, where he administered and maintained a $60 million dollar annual budget.

In 2021, Judge Majer was appointed to the seat vacated due to the retirement of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose.  In that role, he presided over a full trial docket consisting of civil, criminal, foreclosure and civil protection order cases.

Throughout his career, Judge Majer has distinguished himself as a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Magistrates, and is a former member of the Court of Common Pleas Diversity Committee.

Judge Majer has also served on the United States Attorney’s Anti-gang Initiative as well as the United States Marshals Service Safe Surrender program. He is a Supreme Court of Ohio certified mediator, and has served on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Privacy Committee, as well as the Ohio Sentencing Commission’s Data Sentencing Platform Committee.

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