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Judge Keith McGrath

Judge Keith McGrath

Judicial Experience

  • Judge, Tenth District Court of Appeals, Appointed by Governor DeWine in April, 2022


  • 1992 Juris Doctor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1989 Bachelor of Arts, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1984-1987 United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

 Bar Memberships

  • Admitted to Ohio Bar, November 1992
  • Admitted to Federal Bar for the Southern District of Ohio, January 1993
  • Admitted to The Supreme Court of the United States of America, May 2000

 Previous Non-Judicial Work Experience

  • 1997-1998, 2002-2022 Franklin County Prosecutor's Office - Senior Assistant County Prosecutor
    • Senior Trial Staff, Floor Leader, Member of Vehicular Crimes Unit
    • Special Prosecutor for Clark, Montgomery and Muskingum Counties 2012, 2018, 2021
  • 1998-2002 Contract Attorney, Washington D.C.
  • 1993-1997 Columbus City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor's Division, Assistant City Prosecutor

 Military Service

  • 1984-1987 United States Coast Guard
  • Honorable Discharge April 10, 1987
  • Received honors for Unit Commendation Medal for extremely meritorious service in support of Coast Guard operations

 Professional and Community Activities

  • Mentor: The Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program 2022
  • Instructor: Law Enforcement classes in ARIDE and DICE 2012-2022
  • Member: Charity Newsies, Columbus, Ohio 1997-present
  • Instructor: OPATA, Accident Reconstruction 2012-2018
  • Coach: Pee Wee Division, Whetstone Soccer League, Columbus, Ohio 2013-2014
  • Recipient: 2011 Award of Excellence presented by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Judge: University of Maryland Regional Trial Competition 1999-2001
  • Instructor: The Columbus Bar Association Homeless Project, Columbus, Ohio 1995-1998
  • Instructor: The Ohio Center for Law Related Education, Columbus, Ohio 1994-1998
  • Instructor: Martin Essex School for the Gifted Mock Trial, Columbus, Ohio 1995-1998
  • Judge: Michael F. Colley Trial Competition, The OSU College of Law, Columbus, Ohio 1997
  • Judge: The OSU College of Law Herman Moot Court Competition, Columbus, Ohio 1993-1996

Staff Members


  • Brad Byers

Judicial Secretary

  • Nancy A. Finn