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March 29, 2010
Governor Appoints Grdina Gold to Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

Rosemary Grdina GoldRosemary Grdina Gold will begin serving on the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court on April 5 after her appointment today by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

Grdina Gold, 61, of Pepper Pike, fills the seat vacated due to the retirement of Judge Timothy M. Flanagan. To retain the seat, she must run in the November 2010 general election.

“Rosemary brings extensive working knowledge and experience to the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court as she has handled hundreds of cases in this court during her 27 years of practicing law,” Gov. Strickland said. “I'm confident her leadership, professionalism and experience will make her an excellent addition to the court.”

Gold has served as a sole practitioner at the Law Office of Rosemary Grdina Gold specializing in family law since 2002. She previously served as a partner and shareholder for the law firm of Buckley King where she maintained an active case load of family matters, including divorce and child custody cases from 1986-2002. She also served as a domestic relations associate for the law firm of Parks, Eisele, Bates & Wilsman from 1982-1986.

“I'm grateful to Governor Strickland for this opportunity to serve Cuyahoga County families as I take the seasoning and experience gained as a domestic relations attorney to the bench,” Gold said.

Gold is also an active member of her community. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate and also served as the chair of the Advocacy Committee. Gold also serves on the advisory council for the Ursuline College Paralegal Studies. She served as a member of the board of trustees for Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio from 2003-2006 and she was active in Traditional Housing, Inc. from 1987-2000.

Gold received a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame College of Ohio in 1979 and a law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of law in 1982.