About Darya

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Darya Klammer for Judge

Darya Klammer Candidate for Judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals

For over twenty years, Darya Klammer has represented families and children throughout Northeast Ohio. It would be an understatement to say that children are her passion. For over a decade now, she has worked as a guardian ad litem. Darya is truly proud to be a coordinator and an active volunteer with the Lake County Domestic Relations Court Pro Se Divorce Clinic.

Since 2008, Darya has actually heard and decided cases as a Magistrate and a former Acting Judge for the Mentor Municipal Court. Not only does she decide cases, but she helps parties resolve them on their own terms. Having tried numerous, civil, domestic, juvenile and criminal cases as well as argued before the Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court, Darya is a skilled advocate.

Only Candidate Endorsed by:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Western Lake County Fraternal Order of Police

Congressman Tim Ryan, Ohio District 13

Lake County Bar Association, "Highly Recommended"

Trumbull County Bar Association, "Preferred Candidate"

Portage County Bar Association, "Highly Recommended"

Geauga County Bar Association, "Highly Recommended" and "Recommended"

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council

Ohio Association of Public School Employees, AFCSME

UAW Northeast Ohio Community Action Program Council

The Justinian Forum

Ashtabula AFL-CIO

Mahoning Trumbull AFL-CIO

North Shore AFL-CIO

Youngstown Warren Black Caucus

Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka

Ray Kirchner, Councilman City of Mentor

Mayor David Eva, Mentor on the Lake

What makes her a great advocate for children and families are the cases she saw as a criminal prosecutor with the Geauga County Prosecutor's Office. There, she saw it all – she worked cases from child support enforcement matters to adult murder prosecutions. You might recall the Chester Township Clark Gas Station murders; Darya was a central part of the prosecution team. Darya would serve as Chief Assistant Prosecutor, before leaving to practice law with her husband, Randy.

She was also appointed Special Prosecutor for the Village of Fairport Harbor to address alleged thefts by Village employees. Helping families is a big part of her practice and she is highly respected for this work. In 2015, she was a presenter at the National Equal Justice Conference of American Bar Association in Austin, Texas. She has also been a speaker for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Lake County Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

She and Randy live in Concord with their two children. When not "advocating" for her son as a Mentor Cardinals Hockey mom, Darya loves to relax with family's boston terrier Porter.