APPELLATE COURT


How to File a New Appeal

NOTE: The Notice of Appeal must be filed with the Clerk of Courts of the lower court where the judgment originated. Example: If the judgment entry was from Warren Municipal Court, then you must file your appeal with the Clerk of Warren Municipal Court.

You can get a standardized forms for filing a Notice of Appeal here or at the Clerk of Courts Office.


How to File an Original Action

An original court of appeals action is directly filed with the Clerk of Courts Office.  There is no appealable judgment entry.  

To file an original action complaint you need an original and one (1) copy for each person to be served.  You also need to file three (3) copies for the Court.


How to File a Motion

To file a Court of Appeals motion you need to file an original motion and one (1) copy.


How to File a Brief

To file a Court of Appeals brief you need to file an original brief and four (4) copies.


General Information

Copies are $0.05 per page which must be paid in advance

Only the counsel of record may sign out the transcripts for a court of appeals case and only for a period of fourteen (14) days.  No files are permitted to be signed out.  

The Clerk of Courts Office located in the Trumbull County Court House accepts the filings for appeals cases originating in Trumbull County only.  This includes Trumbull County Common Pleas cases and Trumbull County lower court cases.  Cases originating outside of Trumbull County but are still in the 11th District of the Court of Appeals jurisdiction, must be filed with the Clerk of Courts in the county where they originated.  Example: If a case originated in Ashtabula County, then the Notice of Appeal must be filed in Ashtabula County.  

The counties within the jurisdiction of the 11th District Court of Appeals are as follows:   Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage, and Trumbull.

The address for the main office for the 11th District Court of Appeals is as follows:   11th District Court of Appeals,   111 High Street, N.E.,   Warren, Ohio   44481, (330) 675-2650 ,   www.11thcourt.co.trumbull.oh.us

 

Mailing Address:

Trumbull County Clerk of Courts
Appellate Division
161 High Street N.E.
Warren, Ohio 44481

Phone:

(330) 675-2559

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m