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Robert McCarty appointed juvi court chief magistrate

Published: February 8, 2018

AKRON––Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio has announced that she has appointed Robert McCarty as the court’s new chief magistrate.

McCarty is a 1988 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. He joined the court in 2004. Prior to his service with the court, Magistrate McCarty worked as legal advisor to the city of Akron Department of Planning & Urban Development and as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency. He had a private law practice with the law firm Mentzer Vuillemin and Mygrant where he focused on juvenile, domestic relations and probate law.

In his new role, Magistrate McCarty will have additional administrative duties, act as a liaison between Judge Teodosio and the court magistrates and oversee project work.

“I enthusiastically accept the responsibilities that come with the role of chief magistrate,” he said. “The court has an outstanding roster of magistrates and I look forward to working even closer with this group of jurists who are committed to serving the court and the community.”

McCarty, a resident of Cuyahoga Falls, serves on Akron Bar Association committees. His community service has included work with the Catholic Social Services Board, Summit DD subsidiary Summit Neighborhood Development Corporation, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Parish Council, and youth cross country coaching. Magistrate McCarty has also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for children who are court-involved through no fault of their own.

Magistrate McCarty is a nationally-ranked grandmaster track and field runner. At the 2013 National Senior Games, he was age group champion in the 800 and 1500 meter runs.

“I have full confidence in Rob, and I have always admired the passion and compassion that he brings to the job every day,” said Judge Teodosio. “He has earned the respect of his colleagues and I know he will do a great job in his new capacity.”