Judge Penelope R. Cunningham
Judge Penelope R. Cunningham is a graduate of the University of
Cincinnati, where she received her B.A. in 1984 and her J.D. in 1987.
Judge Cunningham was appointed to the Hamilton County Domestic Relations
Court in 1995, was elected to that bench in 1996 and re-elected in
2002. She was elected to the First District Court of Appeals in
Before being elected to the bench, Judge Cunningham’s professional
experience included maintaining a private practice, service as a Referee
in the Court of Domestic Relations for more than six years, followed by
service as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. Judge
Cunningham is a past officer and Trustee with the Ohio Association of
Domestic Relations Judges. She has been a member on the Domestic
Relations Law and Procedures Committee for the Ohio Judicial Conference
and has served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Court of Appeals
Judges Association. In addition, Judge Cunningham has served on
numerous committees and educational panels for the Cincinnati Bar
Association, Ohio Judicial College, and National Business Institute.
Judge Cunningham currently holds the office of Past Chair for the Mount
Notre Dame High School Board of Trustees and is a member of the
Cincinnati Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
Judge Cunningham and her husband, Bill, live in Cincinnati.