Judge John A. Poulos
Canton Municipal Court 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, Judge Poulos went to work in the factory at Diebold, Inc. on Mulberry Road Southeast. Judge Poulos was a former member of Boilermakers’ Local 1191. He was also able to work his way through college at the University of Akron where he received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate.
Judge Poulos was elected to the Canton Municipal Court as Judge beginning January 1, 1994. Prior to that time, he was the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Canton Municipal Court District and a partner in the law firm of Kaschak and Poulos Co. L.P.A. Judge Poulos successfully represented the cities of Canton, Louisville and North Canton and the Townships of Canton, Lake, Nimishillen, Osnaburg, Pike, Plain and Sandy in his thirteen year career as a Prosecuting Attorney. He now proudly serves as a judicial representative of the above districts.
Judge John A. Poulos is the Chairman of the Canton Municipal Court Domestic Violence Council and the Chairman of the Stark County Bar Association, Municipal Courts Committee. He also serves as a board member of the Community Drop-in Center and the Canton Police Advisory Board. He has served on numerous boards and committees since becoming an attorney in 1981.
Judge John A. Poulos is a member of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the Canton Ex-Newsboys’ Association.