Judge Ron Cable, Administrative/Presiding Judge
Judge Ron Cable was first elected to the Akron Municipal Court bench in 2017. He was selected to be the Administrative/Presiding Judge for the Akron Municipal Court for both 2021 and 2022.
Judge Cable started RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) Court at the Akron Municipal Court shortly after being elected to help adult female victims of human trafficking. RISE first began as a court-sponsored program and transitioned into a certified specialized docket in November 2020. Judge Cable also presides over the Court's Family Intervention Court specialized docket and the Connect Program.
Judge Cable served as a magistrate at the Summit County Juvenile Court before being elected judge. Prior to serving in the Juvenile Division, Judge Cable served as the Chief Magistrate of the Summit County Domestic Relations Court. In addition to his work as a magistrate, Judge Cable was involved as a mediator and presenter in the Domestic Relations Court’s programs that promote conflict resolution. Judge Cable also founded the therapy dog program at the Domestic Relations Court.
Judge Cable has additional experience working for Legal Aid, as an attorney in private practice and in corrections where he managed adults in both the federal and state system. Judge Cable also worked in the juvenile correction system.
Judge Cable graduated from The University of Akron with a B.A. in Political Science and from The University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Judge Cable also studied at the Capital University School of Law.
Judge Cable has served on various boards and committees, including Akron Summit Community Action, Autism Society of America, Greater Akron Chapter, The University of Akron Learning Commons Task Force, The University of Akron Friends of the Library, Akron Bar Association Family Law Section Officer and the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative.
Judge Cable is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference, the Ohio Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association and is a fellow of the Akron Bar Foundation. Judge Cable is a resident of Akron, Ohio where he lives with his wife and three children.
The Victim Assistance Program presented Judge Cable with the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Denton Outstanding Victim Service Award in April 2021. He received this honor because of his faithfulness, dedication and commitment to victims of crime and trauma through his work with RISE.
In September 2021, Judge Cable and RISE received the Ohio State Bar Association's Innovative Court Programs and Practices Award. The purpose of this award is to bring greater visibility to exemplary programs in Ohio's courts and to facilitate the transfer of those programs to other courts in the state.
Natalie Scott, Bailiff 330.375.2053
Grace K. Barnard, Judicial Attorney
Michaela Yerse, RISE Court Coordinator