Reed Appointed Ohio Supreme Court Clerk of Court

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The Ohio Supreme Court justices have approved the appointment of Mark H. Reed as the Clerk of Court. He replaces Kristina Frost, who retired August 30. In the interim, Director of Legal Resources Kent Shimeall was appointed by the justices, effective September 3, to serve as the clerk of court, pro tempore until a permanent clerk of court was appointed.

The Clerk of Court for the Supreme Court oversees the Office of the Clerk, which is responsible for administering the filing of cases and documents before the court and other important functions of case management, and provides senior management oversight for the Office of Legal Resources, Office of the Reporter, and the Law Library.

Reed had served as the Clerk of Court for the Court of Claims of Ohio since August 15, 2011.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who administered the oath to Reed, praised his leadership, noting the transformation that has taken place at the Court of Claims under his direction.

“Mark will bring the same kind of energy and managerial experience to his new duties at the Supreme Court that have proven beneficial to the Court of Claims,” she said. “I expect the transition to be seamless.”

Earlier this year, the Ohio Association for Justice recognized Reed and Chief Justice O’Connor for reducing the time it takes the Court of Claims to decide cases and other efficiencies.

Previously, Reed was the administrator of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the National Association for Court Administration, the Ohio Association for Court Administration, and the Ohio State Bar Association.

Daniel R. Borchert, deputy clerk with the Court of Claims, has been named interim clerk until a permanent replacement is appointed.