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WILLIAM T. McGinty is a judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Ohio. He assumed office in 2019 after winning the 2018 general election. His current term ends on January 2, 2025. Prior to his election, McGinty was a principal at McGinty, Hilow & Spellacy Co., a firm he joined in 1992. During this time, he also served as assistant law director (2008 to 2016) and law director (2016 to 2019) for the city of Fairview Park, sitting as legal counsel to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning and Design Commission. McGinty earned a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and spent the next several years working as an assistant personnel and procurement officer for the Ohio Lottery Commission, a temporary alimony and child enforcement officer for the Domestic Relations Court, and a bailiff to Judge Thomas O’Matia of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, before completing a JD at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After graduating law school, McGinty began his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. He served in that capacity until 1982 when he entered private practice, representing individuals charged with violations of criminal law statues and serious traffic offenses. Married with two children, McGinty’s paternal grandmother was from Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo. His grandfather hailed from Tonragee, Co. Mayo. He is a member of the Cleveland West Side Irish American Club.