Keila Cosme

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Keila Cosme
Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge
Assumed office
November 16, 2009
Partner with law firm of Cosme, D'Angelo, and Szollosi
In office
2001 - 2009
Preceded byWilliam Skow
Political partyDemocrat

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]

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