Judge Timothy P. Cannon

Judge Timothy P. Cannon was appointed to the Eleventh District Court of Appeals in 2007 and was subsequently elected to his first full term in 2008.  He was reelected to his second term in 2014.  He served as the Eleventh District’s Presiding and Administrative Judge from January 2011 to January 2016.

Judge Cannon received his B.A. from John Carroll University in 1977 and his J.D. in 1980 from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Upon admission to the Ohio Bar in 1980 (and the Florida Bar in 1982), he became a partner at Cannon, Photo of Judge Timothy Cannon.Stern & Aveni Co., L.P.A., a position he retained until his appointment to the Eleventh District.

Judge Cannon has been very active in his hometown of Painesville, Ohio, which is located in Lake County.  He was a board member on Lake County’s Board of Education and Joint Vocational School District from 1980-1993, a member of Painesville Township’s Board of Zoning Appeals from 1980-1985, and a member of the township’s Zoning Commission from 1985-1990.  He was also the Painesville City Assistant Law Director/Prosecutor from 1989-1992 and a Painesville Township Trustee from 1995-1997.

Judge Cannon also served for many years as Legal Advisor to the Painesville Township Trustees and the Laketran Regional Transit Authority.  He is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, of which he was a trustee from 2000-2003 and Chairman of the Litigation Committee from 2005-2007, and is a member of the Bar Associations in Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage, and Trumbull Counties.  He has been a member of the Ohio State Bar Association since 1980.

Prior to his appointment at the Eleventh District, Judge Cannon was admitted to practice in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio in 1982 and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998.  Judge Cannon was appointed by the late Chief Justice Moyer to the Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists.  He was appointed to serve as Chair of the newly formed Advisory Committee on Case Management by Chief Justice O’Connor in 2011. He chaired this committee through 2013.  In addition, Judge Cannon has lectured on numerous occasions at the new judge orientation for appellate judges. 

Judge Cannon has been designated by Chief Justice Moyer, former Chief Justice Brown, and Chief Justice O’Connor to sit by assignment on the Supreme Court of Ohio.  

Judge Cannon resides in Painesville, Ohio.