Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction

An unfavorable Court of Appeals decision can be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court by filing a Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction to the Ohio Supreme Court.

If the case originated in the Court of Appeals, the case is “of right” and a Notice of Appeal and copy of the Judgment Entry being appealed must be filed in the Ohio Supreme Court within 45 days of the date the Judgment Entry was filed. However, most cases do not originate in the Court of Appeals. Most cases originate in the trial court, resulting in jurisdictional appeals to the Ohio Supreme Court.

To perfect a jurisdictional appeal, a Notice of Appeal, copy of the Judgment Entry being appealed, and Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction must be filed in the Ohio Supreme Court within 45 days of the date the Judgment Entry was filed.

The Ohio Supreme Court accepts very few jurisdictional appeals and not all cases should be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. If you have recently lost in the Court of Appeals and are considering a Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction, contact Harris Law Firm, LLC for a consultation.