Ronald B. Adrine was first elected to the bench of the Cleveland (Ohio) Municipal Court in 1981. He has been re-elected four times without opposition, most recently in 2005. Judge Adrine has served as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Family Violence in Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General Victim’s Assistance Advisory Board, the Domestic Violence Task Force of the Ohio Victim’s Assistance Advisory Board, and the Ohio Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Task Force. He serves on the National Battered Women’s Justice Project Advisory Board. He was elected to serve as the first chair of Cleveland’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
Judge Adrine has lectured extensively on domestic violence issues for a host of organizations, associations, and governmental agencies, including the Attorney General’s Offices of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, the Women’s Coalition of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Governor’s Offices of Maryland and Puerto Rico, Judicial Colleges and Institutes in North Carolina, Ohio and Louisiana, the Supreme Courts of Delaware and Wisconsin, the National Center for Disease Control, the National College of District Attorneys, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Justice. He chairs the faculty of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, a joint initiative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Futures Without Violence, financed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Judge Adrine is co-author of Ohio Domestic Violence Law part of Thompson/West Group Publishing’s Ohio Handbook Series. He is a graduate of Fisk University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.