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Akron Municipal Court welcomes new visiting magistrate

Akron Municipal Court Administrative Judge Jon Oldham administers the oath to Jennifer D. Towell to serve as visiting magistrate. (Photo courtesy of the Akron Municipal Court).

Published: October 7, 2019

AKRON––The Akron Municipal Court has appointed Jennifer D. Towell to serve as a visiting magistrate. Administrative/Presiding Judge Jon Oldham administered Magistrate Towell’s oath of office Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Magistrate Towell started her legal career serving in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Lieutenant in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Naval Legal Services Office. While serving as a JAG officer, she was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and a Navy Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon.

Magistrate Towell also worked as the Director of E-Discovery Affairs for Applied Discovery, a division of LexisNexis. In this role, she developed regional strategic initiatives in order to maximize corporate, law firm and government organization partnerships and industry relationships across the United States.

Prior to joining Applied Discovery, she was an attorney with Brouse McDowell in Akron where she specialized in litigation at the trial and appellate level focusing on complex litigation, insurance recovery actions, product liability actions and class action defense.

She serves on the Board of Trustees of Victory Gallop. She has served as the Parents’ Association President of St. Hilary and created a Special Needs PTA Committee for the Revere Local School District. She has volunteered with community organizations including the Akron Art Museum, The Junior League of Akron and United Disability Services. For the past five years, she has coordinated Akron Area Buddy Up Tennis, a high-energy program for boys and girls with Down syndrome.

Magistrate Towell received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, cum laude and her juris doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, Ohio and before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Magistrate Towell and her husband reside in Bath Township with their three children.