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May 18 2015

What happened after testimony proved deadly

Cincinnati.com reports witness, Anthony Nelson's brother was killed the day Nelson took the stand:  

"It was chilling," said Josh Berkowitz, a Municipal Court judge who at the time was the prosecutor handling the McIntosh case. "I think it was a wake-up call to all of us, the immediacy of the violence, the fact that it happened right in the middle of a trial."

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April 10 2015

Josh Berkowitz named Hamilton County's newest judge

Cincinnati.com reports:

Josh Berkowitz, an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, was named Friday as the county's newest Municipal Court judge.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the appointment. Berkowitz takes a seat, that presides over misdemeanor criminal and smaller civil cases, vacated when Judge Megan Shanahan was promoted last month to a Common Pleas judgeship that hear felony criminal and larger civil cases.

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April 10 2015

Joshua Berkowitz Fills Court Vacancy

Court News Ohio reports: "Hamilton County Municipal Court Vacancy Filled"

Gov. John Kasich appointed Joshua A. Berkowitz of Norwood to serve as a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge for District 4. Berkowitz will assume office on April 15.

Berkowitz replaces Judge Megan E. Shanahan, who last month was appointed to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. He must win in November’s general election to retain the municipal court seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends on Jan. 4, 2020.

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