Welcome to the Seventh District Court of Appeals website. The Seventh District Court of Appeals is one of twelve appellate districts in the State of Ohio. The Court has jurisdiction over 8 counties within the State of Ohio (Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble).
The Court consists of four judges who are all elected by popular vote, serving terms of six years. Each case on appeal is reviewed by a panel of 3 judges, one of whom is randomly assigned to write a decision after reviewing the record and the briefs filed in the case. The decision, once released, can be appealed further to the Ohio Supreme Court.
This Court and its personnel are committed to serving the citizens in our jurisdiction.
On our website, you will be able to learn about our Court and its Judges, search cases, review and retrieve our rules and forms, etc.
Judge Cheryl L. Waite was elected to the Seventh District Court of Appeals in November, 1996 and reelected to that bench in 2002, 2008, 2014 and 2020.
Judge David A. D'Apolito was elected to the Seventh District Court of Appeals in 2018.
HOW DO I FILE AN APPEAL
Not sure where to begin. These may help you understand the process:
FORMS YOU MAY NEED
Praecipe (WORD)(PDF)(PDF FILLABLE)
Criminal Docketing Statement (WORD)(PDF)(PDF FILLABLE)
Financial Disclosure (previously entitled Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency) (PDF FILLABLE)
Motion, Entry, and Certification for Appointed Counsel Fees (PDF)(PDF FILLABLE)
HAS A HEARING OR CONFERENCE BEEN SET?
To search for your case on oral arguments/hearings or conference calendar CLICK HERE.
HAS AN OPINION BEEN ISSUED YET?
If you'd like to know whether an opinion has been issued you can either contact the Clerk's office in the respective county and/or obtain a copy at the Supreme Court's website.
Seventh District Court of Appeals
131 West Federal Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
CLERK OF COURTS
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