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Judge Ron Cable Named Akron Municipal Court’s Presiding Judge for 2021
01/06/2021

Judge Ron Cable will serve as the administrative/presiding judge of the Akron Municipal Court for 2021.

In this role, Judge Cable will oversee the court’s administration, docket, and court calendar, as well as the observance of the rules of superintendence and the timely reporting and termination of all cases in the court.

Judge Cable was first elected to the bench in November 2017 and again in November 2019. He graduated from The University of Akron with a B.A. in Political Science and from The University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Judge Cable also studied at the Capital University School of Law. Prior to being elected to his current position with the Akron Municipal Court, Judge Cable served as a magistrate at the Summit County Juvenile Court.

In addition to his caseload, Judge Cable presides over two specialized dockets: Family Intervention Court and Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Court. Judge Cable created RISE to help adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation. RISE was the first endeavor in Summit County for adults facing this issue.

“I believe 2021 will be a positive year for our community,” said Judge Cable. “I will lead efforts that will uphold our positive reputation and our nationally recognized specialized dockets while keeping our residents safe. All six Judges are dedicated to providing improvements to the Court’s physical space and technology needs which will better serve our region.”

Last month, it was announced that all six Judges of the Akron Municipal Court voted unanimously to accept a COVID-19 vaccination when available.

The six Akron Municipal Court Judges elect a new administrative/presiding judge each year. Judge Cable’s duties in this capacity began January 1, 2021. Judge Nicole Walker served as administrative/presiding judge for 2020.

Judge Cable and his wife are the proud parents of three children. The family resides in Akron.

Judge Ron Cable

Judge Ron Cable