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Christopher Allan Boyko

Christopher Allan Boyko, American federal judge. Bar: Ohio 1979, Florida 1985, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1979, High School Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1990, United States Tax Court 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1988. Named to Normandy High School Inagural Hall of Fame, Parma, 2010.

Background

  • Boyko, Christopher Allan was born on October 10, 1954 in Cleveland. Son of Andrew and Eva Dorothy (Zepko) Boyko.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science cum laude, Mount Union College, 1976. Juris Doctor, Cleveland Marshall College Law, 1979. Master in Judicial Studies, University Nevada, Reno, 2010.

    Career

    • Principal Boyko & Boyko, Parma, Ohio, 1979—1993, 1995. Assistant prosecutor City of Parma, 1981-1987, prosecutor, 1987—1993, director of law, 1987-1993. Executive vice president, general counsel copy American, Inc., 1993-1994.

      Judge Parma Municipal Court, 1993, Court Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1996—2004, Judicial Corrections Board, 1999—2004. Chair Court Veterinary Service Committee, 2000—2004, policy committee, 2003—2004. Judge United States District Court (northern district) Ohio, Cleveland, since 2005.

      Guardian ad litem Juvenile Court, 1979-1993. Legal advisor special weapons and tactics division City of Parma Police Department, 1984-1993. Chief counsel Southwest Enforcement Bureau, 1991-1993.

      Member faculty Ohio Judicial College, National Judicial College, lecturer Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy judicial editor Law and Fact Committee, 1999-2003, board directors, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, 2010, elected vice president board, 2011.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1979, Florida 1985, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1979, High School Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1990, United States Tax Court 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: byzantine Catholic.

    Religion

    Membership

    Active Citizens League of Greater Cleveland, 1985-2004. Former trustee Cops & Kids, Inc., Cleveland Bar Association, 2000-2008, County Bar Association. Member Parma Drug Task Force, 1987-1993.

    Member advisory committee Parmadale Children's Services. Member St. Anthony's School Commission, lecturer law Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association & Federal Bar Association. Member of Ohio State Bar Associate Pro Bono Program (chancellor district), National Institute Trial Advocacy (steering committee since 2003), Mount Union College Alumni Association (executive committee), American Inns of Court Foundation (John B. Manos Inn of Court since 2004, executive committee member since 2010), Parma Bar Association (past president, past trustee), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (former past board trustees, lecturer in law), Florida Bar Association (advisory board member, member case western research law school LLL program), Elks.

    Personality

    Interests

    Martial arts, reading, fitness.

    Connections

    • Married Roberta Ann Gentile, May 29, 1981. Children: Philip, Ashley.
    • father: Andrew Boyko
    • mother: Eva Dorothy (Zepko) Boyko
    • spouse: Roberta Ann Gentile
    • children: Philip Boyko
    • Ashley Boyko
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    Born October 10, 1954
    (age 63)
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