She is a graduate of Cleveland Public School John F. Kennedy, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
By James W. Wade III
Carr began working in the Office of the County Prosecuting Attorney in 2002. She has been in the Major Trial Unit, the elite team of assistant prosecuting attorneys who handle rapes and murders, for seven years.
As a public servant and a lifelong Clevelander, she has a vested interest and commitment to the City of Cleveland. In handling both criminal and civil matters, she possesses invaluable trial experience and a keen understanding of the rules of evidence.
The skills she posses are vital in handling the demands of a high volume docket in Cleveland Municipal Court. “As a judge, I will serve the public well in administering justice fairly and impartially. My focus will be ensuring the safety of the citizens in our community with an eye towards rehabilitation and justice,” said Carr.
She is a graduate of Cleveland Public School John F. Kennedy, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She was previously employed for nine years by the City of Cleveland under former Mayor Michael R. White as Law Director, Chief Counsel; Chief Assistant Director of Law for Code Enforcement and Labor and Employment sections; and Assistant Criminal Prosecutor.
Ms. Carr has prosecuted numerous heinous crimes. She prosecuted Lamidi Kafaru, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Cleveland Police Officer Derek Owens; the 2005 East 87th Street Federal arson trial of Antun Lewis; and the attempted murder and rape of Johanna Orozco, who survived a gunshot wound to the face. Ms. Carr also prosecuted Lorenzo Collins, who set an apartment building on fire killing four innocent children; and Anthony Johnson, who murdered his 18-month-old son.
Ms. Carr additionally:
Member of Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Member of Norman S. Minor Bar Association
Board Member of Cleveland Treatment Center, 2004-2009
President of Wedgewood Golf Association 2010-2011
Member of the Order of Eastern Star, Wisdom Chapter 51
Member of Lee-Seville Council
2009 Cuyahoga County Prosecutor of the Year
2010 Cleveland Magazine Most Interesting Person
Executive Board Member of NAACP Cleveland Chapter
Member of National Action Network
Deputized as a Special Assistant United States Attorney