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  Phil G. Giavasis, Clerk of Court    
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Mission Statement

The Canton Municipal Court is an independent branch of government entrusted with the fair, timely, impartial and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Ohio.

Who Are We?

The Bios of the Clerk of Court, four judges, and court administrator are below.

Phil G. Giavasis

Phil G. Giavasis

Clerk of Court
Divider Phil G. Giavasis was appointed Clerk of the Canton Municipal Court in July of 2007, and was elected to the full term beginning in January 2008. He previously served 15 years as Clerk of the ... Read More


Judge Mary A. Falvey

Mary A. Falvey

Judge
Divider Judge Mary A. Falvey has served as a Canton Municipal Court Judge since January, 1991. Prior to that time, she was a law partner with the firm of Schulman, Mestel, Falvey & Burick ... Read More


Judge John A. Poulos

John A. Poulos

Judge
Divider Judge John A. Poulos grew up in the southeast section of Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Hartford Grade School and Canton McKinley High School. After graduating from high school ... Read More


Michael Kochera

Michael Kochera

Court Administrator
Divider Michael is the immediate past-President of the Ohio Association for Court Administration; a member of The Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections, ... Read More


Jeremy J. Foltz

Jeremy J. Foltz

Magistrate
Divider Magistrate Jeremy J. Foltz has served the Canton Municipal Court since 2006. Magistrate Foltz graduated from Canton GlenOak High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green ... Read More

What Do We Do?

The Canton Municipal Court serves the communities of Canton, North Canton and Louisville and the citizens of Lake, Plain, Nimishillen, Osnaburg, Canton, Pike and Sandy Townships. Also represented are the Villages of Hartville, East Canton, Meyers Lake, East Sparta, Waynesburg, Magnolia and the Police District of Uniontown. The Court district serves a total population in excess of 200,000 residents.

Jurisdiction of the Court includes criminal cases, traffic cases and civil cases. Inclusive of all case categories mentioned, the Court has averaged approximately 36,000 cases filed annually for the past few years. Over $5,500,000 has been receipted and disbursed to the appropriate government agencies, annually from court costs and fines.



Judge Richard J. Kubilus

Richard J. Kubilus

Judge
Divider Judge Richard J. Kubilus has served as a Canton Municipal Court Judge since January 1993. Prior to that time, he served as a law partner with Lesh, Casner & Miller Co. in private practice. ... Read More


Judge Stephen F. Belden

Stephen F. Belden

Judge
Divider Judge Stephen F. Belden has been a Canton Municipal Court Judge since January 3, 1997. Prior to his service to the Court, he was a partner with Vogelgesang, Howes, Lindamood ... Read More


Derek C. McClowry

Derek C. McClowry

Magistrate
Divider Magistrate Derek C. McClowry has served the Canton Municipal Court since 2008. Magistrate McClowry graduated from Alliance High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Walsh University ... Read More
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