“Achieving Justice” with Judge Deborah M. Turner, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Deborah M. Turner of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division has been a passionate and long-serving member of her community, culminating in in helping to further public trust in the justice system.
In this latest installment of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Judge Turner reflects on how her wide ranging career and life experiences have shaped her perspective and approach as a jurist. Following her time working on and off as a maid, a UPS truck loader, and a clerk at a maid company, all to pay for putting herself through college, Judge Turner spent 20 years teaching high school students, going to law school during that time. She notes that each of these phases were essential to her growth and that the knowledge she gained from them, including being a wife and a mother to her four children, has better informed her work as a judge.
Judge Turner was elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division in 2019 and is running for election to a new term in the upcoming November election that begins in 2023.
Judge Deborah Turner has also served as the Bedford Heights Assistant Law Director and Assistant Prosecutor, and worked as a Prosecutor for the City of Warrensville. In each of these roles, Judge Turner said she worked to maintain openness and transparency. As a judge, she strives to make a difference and support public trust in the justice system.
Justice Brunner started "Achieving Justice" in 2020 during her campaign for the Ohio Supreme Court. The program educates individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community. A new Achieving Justice interview is to be released each week. All of the 2022 Achieving Justice interviews can be found here: https://www.justicebrunner.com/news.
“Serving the people and the cause of justice is one of the most important callings in our democratic system,” Justice Brunner said. “I believe that the more information the public has about the courts, their judges, and judicial candidates, the stronger our system is.”
Justice Brunner is a candidate for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in 2022.