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Keila Cosme

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Keila Cosme
Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge
Assumed office
November 16, 2009
Term ended
February 8, 2011
Preceded by William Skow
Partner with law firm of Cosme, D'Angelo, and Szollosi
Dates of service
2001 - 2009
Political party

Keila Cosme was a judge on the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the court by Democratic Governor Ted Strickland, for a term effective November 16, 2009.[1]

She was defeated in a bid for election to the seat on November 2, 2010, by Republican Steve Yarbrough.[2]

Cosme is the first Hispanic judge to serve an Ohio appellate court.[3]


Cosme was born in Puerto Rico, and moved to the United States when she was 17 years old. She graduated from Boston University in 1990 and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994. Cosme is married with two children.[3]


Prior to her judicial appointment, Cosme was a partner with the Toledo law firm Cosme, D'Angelo, and Szollosi since 2001. She worked primarily in civil litigation, with an emphasis on "complex commercial litigation and personal injury/wrongful death actions".[3] She was in private practice at the Law Offices of Keila D. Cosme from 1998-2001 and was with the firm Calfee, Halter and Griswold from 1995-98.[4]

Awards and associations

  • Member of the Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member of the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee[1]

2010 election

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2010

Cosme was defeated by Republican Steve Yarbrough in the general election.[5] [6]

See also

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