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Ohio Primary Law Legal Research Guide: Federal and Ohio State Court Structure Diagram

Guide based on Cleveland-Marshall's Ohio Primary Law Research Guide. Covers Ohio cases, statutes, legislative history, regulations, and administrative decisions.

Federal and State Court Structure Diagram

The name of each court links to a description of that court and/or its jurisdiction.


U.S. Supreme Court


Ohio Supreme Court




U.S. Circuit Courts
13 Appellate Courts: 11 Regional plus DC Circuit (Map)
Plus U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Ohio District Courts
12 Appellate Courts. Map




U.S District Courts
94 Trial Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, Map


Trial Courts
Common Pleas- ea. of 88 counties, Municipal Courts

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