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Sherrie Miday

The Honorable Sherrie Mikhail Miday is a judge in the Court of Common Pleas, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. As a Common Pleas judge, she is responsible for both general civil cases and felony criminal cases. She was first elected on November 8, 2016.


Judge Miday received her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in 1998 and her J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2001. Prior to taking the bench, Miday practiced law with the firms of Duvin, Cahn & Hutton; Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss; and  Manley, Deas Kochalski, LLC, specializing in employment and labor law, foreclosure litigation and creditor’s rights law. She previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the City of Cleveland, specializing as a domestic violence prosecutor, and as a staff attorney for the Honorable Judge Ann Mannen.


Before being elected judge, and being a successful attorney, wife, and mother, Miday was a simple Egyptian girl growing up in the USA. As a first-generation American, Sherrie was taught to value the freedoms and protections guaranteed to the citizens of the United States by the rule of law. She learned her work ethic and dedication to service to others from her parents, the Very Reverend Father Mikhail Edward Mikhail and Seham. Like countless other Egyptian immigrants, Miday’s parents believed that education was paramount to their children’s future. Miday and her older brother, Bishoy Mikhail, attended the same university and graduate school, their parents affording them the same opportunities without consideration to gender.


Since ascending to the bench, Miday serves as the Common Pleas Court representative on the Cuyahoga Count Domestic Violence Taskforce and is the co-editor of the Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook Series: Ohio Domestic Violence law 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Editions.


In October 2019, Miday was successful in securing a $1 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance Innovations in Supervision Initiatives, to establish a High-Risk Domestic Violence Court in Cuyahoga County.


Miday is the wife of Ryan Miday and the mother of three children, Athanasius “Athan” Mikhail age 11, Mikhaila Mary age 10, and Helena Nancy age 6.


Miday is the first Egyptian American elected judge in the history of the United States.

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