Attorney & Counselor at Law
Jeff Hastings is a former Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and is currently a self-employed attorney in Cleveland, OH. His law practice is primarily focused on criminal defense matters and throughout his career has handled over a 1,000 criminal matters in municipal, state and federal courts. Previously, Jeff served as the Managing Attorney for the Cleveland Office of the Ohio Attorney General and since April 2007 has been a Member of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections and served as the Board’s Chairman from April 2007 to December 2012 and from March 2018 to present.
After graduating from Ashland University in 1982 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, Jeff went on to obtain his M.B.A. in 1985 from Baldwin-Wallace College and in 1991 a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Jeff also serves as a part-time assistant law director/prosecutor in Parma, OH., is a member of the North Royalton Civil Service Commission and Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Rules & Procedures, a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Reserve Insurance Group located in Wooster, OH., and serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Cleveland Salvation Army and the Advisory Council of Harbor Light, which provides services to persons that are homeless, drug addicted and recently released from prison.