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About Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio is the longest-serving Juvenile Court Judge in Summit County history. Her tenure has been lauded for the progressive and innovative programming and juvenile justice reforms she has implemented that have served as models for other juvenile courts statewide and nationally.

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio


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Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio has worked as an attorney in private practice, a Magistrate in the Akron Municipal Court and as a Staff Attorney for the Ninth District Court of Appeals.  Judge Teodosio was elected Judge of the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court in 1997 where she served until her election to the Summit County Juvenile Court for the term beginning January 1, 2003. Judge Teodosio’s innovative work on the Juvenile Court bench has been extensively recognized in Summit County, Ohio and nationally. She is the longest serving Juvenile Court Judge in the County’s history.

Judge Teodosio’s work on the Juvenile Court bench has been extensively recognized. In September 2016, she received the Thomas J. Moyer Award for Judicial Excellence from the Ohio State Bar Association. In late 2012, Judge Teodosio received the prestigious Award for Innovation from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. In 2010, she received the MacArthur Foundation’s “Champion for Change” Award for her work in the Models for Change Mental Health Juvenile Justice Action Network. Judge Teodosio was honored by the Diocese of Cleveland with the St. Thomas More Award which is awarded annually at the Red Mass in recognition of the virtues of integrity and public service that reflect those of Thomas More.

In addition to her work on the bench, Judge Teodosio is active in numerous professional and community organizations. She has served as President of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association, the Akron Bar Foundation, and the University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association.  She is also actively involved in the foundation established to remember her late daughter through the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation.

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