Kasich Announces Appointment to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division December 4, 2015 COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Matthew A. McMonagle of Fairview Park (Cuyahoga Co.) to serve as a judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. McMonagle will assume office on January 4, 2016, and must run in the November 2016 general election to retain the seat for the full term commencing January 5, 2017. McMonagle is replacing Judge Lance T. Mason, who resigned. McMonagle received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Vermont and his juris doctorate from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. His experience includes serving as magistrate for the Rocky River Municipal Court and a litigation associate and partner at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.