Vodrey seated on Cuyahoga County bench

CLEVELAND — William F.B. Vodrey, a native of East Liverpool, was recently elected to a six-year term as a judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in Cleveland. Vodrey won by 6,704 votes. He has been serving as a magistrate in the Cleveland City Courts since 2001. Vodrey will be sworn in on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.

Vodrey was educated in the East Liverpool City schools and went on to graduate from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. He then earned a BA at Oberlin College and a JD at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He had previously worked with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services and had served as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor, primarily in the felony trial unit.

Most city magistrates go their entire careers without ever having a case officially reported as Ohio precedent;Vodrey has had 21.

Vodrey is the son of Jackman and Jane Vodrey of Fredericktown. He and his wife of 30 years, Susan, live in Cleveland and have three sons: John, Ethan and Thomas.


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