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KENNETH R. Callahan is serving in his 17th year on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He has practiced law for more than 30 years. During his years on the Cuyahoga County bench he has presided over many high profile disputes, including the litigation surrounding the Cleveland Browns’ departure to Baltimore. Callahan received the William H. Rehnquist Honoree Award in 2009, and the Golden Gavel Award from Ohio Common Pleas Judges in 2008. He was named outstanding alumnus by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2005. Callahan has served as a past president of the John Manos Inn of Court, of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, and of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Cleveland. In addition, he has served on the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission and the Federal Judicial Advisory Board. Callahan earned a BA from John Carroll University – he also spent time studying at Trinity College Dublin – and a JD from ClevelandMarshall College of Law. Callahan and his wife Martha have three sons. His paternal roots are in Ballina, Co. Mayo. His mother’s relatives originated in Longford Town, Co. Longford. He is a co-founder with fellow Irish Legal 100 member Tom Scanlon and others of the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland. He has served on the board of the Irish American Archives Society, and is a founding member of the Cleveland Brehon Law Society.