The Honorable Brian F. Hagan





The Honorable Brian F. Hagan was elected Judge of The Rocky River Municipal Court on November 6, 2007 and re-elected without opposition November 5, 2013.


 Administrative/Presiding Judge: 2008/2010/2012/2014/2016/2018



Requested and assigned by the Supreme Court of Ohio to sit as Visiting Judge in the Berea Municipal Court, Parma Municipal Court and Toledo Municipal Court.


Member Northern Ohio Municipal Judges Association

Secretary/Treasurer - 2010

Vice-President - 2011

President - 2012


Member The Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio.  Trustee 2014, Secretary 2015, 2nd VP 2016, 1st VP 2017, President 2018, Secretary 2019, 2nd VP 2020, 1st VP 2021, President 2022


Faculty Member – The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College


Member Westshore Bar Association

            President 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Previously, Judge Hagan was in private practice having been admitted to the State of Ohio Bar in 1981.  He served as Rocky River Municipal Court Acting Judge, Magistrate and Referee.


Judge Hagan was elected twice to serve on the Rocky River City Council and did serve from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.  He served as Council President since August 2006 and was chairman of the Contract – Government and Judicial Committee and served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, Environmental Committee and the Finance Committee.


Judge Hagan served twelve years as Special Counsel for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  He also served in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps in the Ohio Military reserve.


Judge Hagan has served as a trustee for local charity organizations and foundations and is a longtime area youth sports coach for recreation and school basketball, football and baseball teams.  He is a former trustee of the Catholic Charities of Cleveland, The Jesuit Retreat House and St. Augustine Manor.


Judge Hagan is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Francis College (PA) and his Juris Doctor Degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.