Judge Beth A. Myers
Judge Beth A. Myers was elected to the First District Court of Appeals in November of 2016. Prior to her election to the Court of Appeals, Judge Myers served for over 13 years as a judge on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. In addition to her duties as a general jurisdiction Common Pleas Judge, Judge Myers was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to serve as a Commercial Docket Judge. In this role, she handled over 2000 business-related disputes. In 2013, she served as Presiding Judge and Administrative Judge for the Court of Common Pleas.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Myers was a partner in a large regional law firm where she practiced for 21 years in the Litigation Department.
Judge Myers was President of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 2005-2006 and she currently serves on the Professionalism Committee. Judge Myers also serves on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Civil Justice Task Force and recently served on the Ohio State Bar Association’s statewide Pro Bono Committee Task Force.
Judge Myers has been active in the community and currently is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She previously served on Miami University’s Pre-law Advisory Board from its inception to 2012. Prior to taking the bench she served on the Board of Trustees of a local hospital and its Foundation, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Commission. She is a past President of the Alumni Association at the University of Cincinnati.
Judge Myers is a Co-Convenor of Beyond Civility: Communication for Effective Governance and Co-Covenor of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Bench Bar Media Forum. Judge Myers was a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXIII.
Judge Myers is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges Association. She is an active participant in the Ohio Judicial Conference, where she serves on the Appellate Law and Procedure Committee and the Judicial Ethics & Professionalism Committee.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University and an Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she served as an Editor of the Law Review.
Judge Myers and her husband are both life-long Hamilton County residents and have two grown children.