Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

The Honorable A. Deane Buchanan

"Justice administered firmly and fairly for all persons coming before the Court"



Biographical Information



  • Case Western Reserve University ( Juris Doctorate) - 1973, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Princeton University ( Politics) -1968, Princeton, New Jersey

  • North Western High School - 1964 - Darlington, Pennsylvania


11/01 - Present
Judge for the Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, Cleveland Heights, Ohio:

Duties include presiding judge for municipal court matters arising from the community of Cleveland Heights, and handling approximately 20,000 cases annually; employing and managing a staff of 25.

11/83 - 12/93
Hardiman, Buchanan and Trivers, Cleveland, Ohio 

11/75 -11/83
Alexander, Jackson & Buchanan

11/73 -11/75
Gaines, Rogers, Horton & Forbes

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Frm. Board Member and Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board
  •  N.A.A.C.P. (Life Member)
  •  National Bar Association (Life Member)
  •  The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  •  Norman S. Minor Bar Association
  •  Frm. Executive Assistant for Legal Affairs (legal counsel) Governor Richard F. Celeste
  •  Frm. Vice Chairman of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Columbus, OH
  •  Leadership Cleveland
  •  Frm. Director of the Tiger Woods Foundation
  •  Director of Karen E. Mumford Cancer Foundation
  •  Frm. Chairman Northern Ohio Municipal Judges Association

   Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1973

  • Admitted to Untied States District Court for Northern District of Ohio, 1975