COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14, 2023 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the appointment of Nathan Shaker to the Wayne County Municipal Court.
Shaker, of Wooster, will assume office on May 1, 2023, and will be taking the seat formerly held by Judge Timothy VanSickle, who was elected to the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. He will have to run for election in November 2023 to retain the seat.
Shaker began his legal career as a law clerk in 2003. In 2005, he worked as an associate attorney at Gary Lieberman Co., L.P.A. Shaker transitioned to the public sector in 2006 when he became the assistant prosecuting attorney at the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Shaker then moved on to Richland Pediatrics as the part-time corporate counsel and also served as a research associate with State and Federal Communications, Inc. In 2012, Shaker returned to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and, in 2015, was promoted to first assistant prosecuting attorney.
In 2018, he took on the role of magistrate and assistant court administrator with the Wayne County Municipal Court, which is his most recent role until the Governor's appointment.
Shaker graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 2002. He earned his juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2005. He also holds a Master's in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.