Extensive Credentials as a Public Servant


Experienced Trial Judge

Elected in 2000 and Re-elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018, to the Lake County Common Pleas Court, General Division, where he presided over about 26,000 matters, including 6,000 felony matters and over 300 jury trials.

Senior judge on that court; served as a presiding judge or administrative judge in 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2022.

Chair of technology, security, local rules, magistrates, and special projects of the court.

American Judges Association member Board of Governors, Judicial Education Committee co-chair, Court Security Committee co-chair.

Ohio Judicial Conference Public Confidence & Community Outreach Committee co-chair.

Previously served as Municipal Court (Painesville and Mentor) acting (part-time) judge from 1988 – 2000

Practicing Trial Attorney

McNamara, Lucci, Hanrahan & Loxterman, Founding and Senior Partner (general practice)

Lake County Bar Association President, 1989 – 1990
Certified Grievance Committee chair, 1999 – 2001
Continuing Legal Education Committee chair, 1984 – 1986
Judicial Selection and Endorsement Committee Chair, 1993 – 1999
Medical-Legal Committee chair, 1999 – 2000
Nominations Committee Chair, 1996

Retired Law Enforcement

  • Lake County Sheriff's Office special detective, 1994 – 2000
  • Painesville City Police Department police officer, 1977 – 1982
  • University Circle Police Department police officer, 1975 – 1977


Lakeland Community College instructor in criminal justice ethics, law office management, civil procedure, and criminal procedure.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certified instructor in the law of arrest, search and seizure, Ohio Revised Code, and requalification of police officers in semi-automatic pistols.

Mentor Police Department certified instructor in the law of arrest, search, and seizure.

Instructor of judges for Ohio Judicial College and National Center for State Courts on court and personal security for judges, including concealed carry by judges, and author of the chapter in the Ohio Judges Resource Manual.

Certified pistol instructor by National Rifle Association of America

Professional & Community Leader

  • Lake Erie College Legal Studies Advisory Committee chair, 1991-2006
  • Lake County General Health District AIDS Advisory Board chair, 1990 – 1992
  • Leadership Lake County, Inc. chair, Board of Trustees, 2002 – 2004
  • Ohio High School Mock Trial Program District & Regional Coordinator
  • United Way of Lake County, Campaign Cabinet member, 1997 – 2000
  • Rotary Club of Painesville, Ohio, President, 1988 – 1989, and Paul Harris Fellow
  • Member of many other community and professional organizations


  • Master of Judicial Studies (M.J.S.) degree, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012
  • Inaugural Science and Technology Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource certification (ASTAR), Washington DC, 2006
  • Certificate in Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, National Judicial College, 2004
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, Case Western Reserve University, 1975
  • Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown, Ohio, 1972


  • Admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ohio Peace Officer Basic Police Academy Certifications
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Council Certified Instructor
  • Certified N.R.A. Pistol Instructor
  • Federal Firearms License holder


Married to Amy L. Lucci who is a nurse manager for the Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, and a Concord Township (Lake County) Trustee. Together, they have five daughters and four granddaughters, and Justice, the German Shepherd Dog.