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Judge Gary Tyack

Judge Gary Tyack

Judicial Experience

  • Judge, Tenth District Court of Appeals 1986-87; 1991-2003; and 2007 to present
  • Presiding Judge in 1997, 2002, 2010
  • Administrative Judge in 1996, 2001, 2009
  • Has served as a Visiting Judge with the Supreme Court of Ohio 1991-1997
  • Has authored two Supreme Court of Ohio opinions
  • Has served as a Visiting Judge with the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Twelfth Ohio Appellate Districts

Memberships, Honors and Achievements

  • Member of the Columbus Bar Association
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Committee Chair 1997-1998
  • Former member of the Board of Editors, Ohio Lawyer
  • Member of the Council of Delegates, District 7, 1995-1999
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Ohio Judicial Conference
  • Publications Committee, 1991-1996; Member of the Executive Committee, 1992-1994, Chair for the Record Committee, 1992-1994, Criminal Law Committee 1994-1996, Judicial Welfare Committee, 1999-Present, Administration and Court Reform Committee 2001-Present
  • Past Member of the Franklin Trial Lawyer Association
  • President 1988-1989
  • Past Member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Head of the Criminal Law Section 1983-1986
  • Member of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce 1987-1990
  • Member of the Overbrook Presbyterian Church 1958-1992
  • Church Treasurer 1990, President, Board of Trustees 1991, and Chair, Finance Committee 1990
  • Has participated with the "Friends of the Homeless"
  • Board of Trustees 1990-1997, Vice President 1991-1992 and 1995-1996, President 1992-1994
  • Involved with the United Cerebral Palsy of Central Ohio
  • Board of Trustees 1989-1998; President 1995-1997, Vice President 1993-1994
  • Involved with Neighborhood House
  • Board of Trustees 1990-1996, 1998-Present; President 1992รข€”1993, 2000-2006
  • Involved with Maryhaven, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees, 1979-1989
  • Member of the Worthington United Methodist Church
  • Church and Society Committee 1992-1995, Adult Education Facilitator "Aids and the Church"
  • Mock Trial Judge with the Ohio Center for Law Related Education 1992-1997, 2000-2002
  • Moot Court Judge
  • Capital University Law School 1993-1994
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law 1993-1994, 1997
  • The Ohio State University College of Law-Herman Competition 1992-1996
  • Community Housing Network, Board of Trustees 1997-present, secretary / treasurer 2000, President 2001.


  • 2000 Masters of Theological Studies, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • 1974 Juris Doctorate, Ohio State University, College of Law, Columbus, Ohio. Graduated with Honors
  • Received the Topper Award for excellence in trial practice
  • 1971-1972 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Graduate work in Mathematics
  • 1968 Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Religion and Math double major
  • Phi Beta Kappa: Galpin Award for general excellence in college work; candidate for Rhodes Scholarship; Eta Sigma Phi
  • 1964 Valedictorian, Whetstone High School, Columbus, Ohio

Previous Non-Judicial Work Experience

  • 1975-1986, 1987-1991 Private Practice of Law
  • 1992-Present Faculty Member of Ohio Judicial College
  • 1992 Adjunct professor, Capital University Law School
  • Admitted to the practice of law in Ohio by the Supreme Court of Ohio in 1975; the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1975; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District in 1977; and the United States Supreme Court in 1980

Staff Members


  • Marianne Neal
  • Jonathan S. Tewart

Judicial Secretary

  • Lori Harrison