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Anjanette C. Arabian Whitman

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Anjanette C. Arabian Whitman
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Current Court Information:
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Juvenile Court - Term ending 12/31/2016
Appointed by:   Gov. John Kasich
Active:   2012-2012
Preceded by:   Peter Sikora
Succeeded by:   Michael John Ryan
Past post:   Sole practitioner
Past term:   2003-2012
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of Virginia
Law School:   Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
State:  Ohio
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  32.87%DefeatedD

Anjanette C. Arabian Whitman was a judge on the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Division in Ohio. She was appointed to the court by Governor John Kasich in June 2012 to succeed Peter Sikora. Her term expired on December 31, 2012.[1]


Whitman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.[1]


Whitman was a sole practitioner from 2003 until her appointment in 2012. She also served on the Rocky River City Council from 2008 to 2012.[1]

Awards and associations

  • Member, Rocky River Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Member, Rocky River Community Coalition[1]

2012 election

Whitman was defeated by Michael John Ryan (Ohio) in the general election on November 6, receiving 32.87 percent of the vote.[2][3]

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2012 - Courts of Common Pleas

Cleveland bar association ratings

According to the compiled results at, Whitman received a rating of 2 out of 4 by local Cleveland bar associations. Those break down as:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Adequate
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Adequate
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association: Adequate
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association: Adequate[4]

See also

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