“Achieving Justice” With Judge Terri Jamison, candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court
Judge Terri Jamison has journeyed from the coal fields of West Virginia to the highest reaches of the legal profession.
In this latest installment of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Judge Jamison talks about her experience owning an insurance agency, working as a public defender and as a hearing officer in Franklin County, Ohio, and her time as an intern for the State of Ohio Bureau of State Hearings. She talked about her love of public service and how her background in business and legal practice prepared her for her role as a jurist. Among her many other accomplishments, Judge Jamison counts family first. She is married to Ricardo “Ty” Gary, a retired Franklin County Deputy Sheriff, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Judge Jamison was elected to serve on the Tenth District Court of Appeals Court in 2020, and is now seeking a six-year term as a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in the upcoming November election. In 2012, Judge Jamison was elected to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch. She was successfully re-elected to this position in 2018. She founded the Compass Program, which connects child support obligors with the training and support necessary to become employed.
Prior to Judge Jamison’s judicial career, she spent 16 years owning and operating her own insurance agency, overseeing countless contracts, and discovering her passion for helping others in whatever she does.
She is currently a member of the Ohio Black Judges Association Executive Board, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, American Judges Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the NAACP, among others.
Justice Brunner started "Achieving Justice" in 2020 during her campaign for associate justice of 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.
“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.