Elizabeth A. Tye

For Judge


Ohio requires a candidate to have at least six years of experience. Elizabeth has more than 18. She has relevant, local experience and has been both a prosecutor and defense counsel in Municipal Court, including jury trials. Her experience equips her to preside over a fair and just court.

As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Elizabeth has practiced in the specialty courts in Hamilton County, including Housing Court, Mental Health Court, Veteran’s Court, Points Docket and the License Intervention Program. She is ready for any and all cases as Municipal Court judge.


Elizabeth believes in fairness and will uphold the law and review every case on its merits. Her recent, relevant experience is what gives her such a firm grasp of fairness, perspective and impartiality.

Having knowledge of the law, and specifically of trial law, gives deeper understanding in what it means to be fair and effective when holding the gavel. Elizabeth is the fair candidate you want on the bench.

Tyed to the Community

Elizabeth Tye is tied to our community. She may start her day with pancakes at Sugar n’ Spice Diner, join a group for lunch after Sunday service at Millie’s Place in Madisonville Or stop by Davis Cookie Co. In Bond Hill to grab a cookie

Cincinnati and District 2’s North Avondale is the place Tye’s proudly calls home. For most of her life, she has resided, worshiped, frequented local shops and businesses, and volunteered right here. Her commitment to improving the community she grew up in is unflagging. She has dedicated herself to a lifelong journey of improving Cincinnati, supporting local leaders and nurturing relationships with others who share her vision of a thriving and just region.

A Cincinnati native, Elizabeth has been and continues to be a proven champion of the District 2 community. Elizabeth has demonstrated her commitment to public service, working and reinvesting in this district and in greater Cincinnati.  
Elizabeth has always put her community first. She lives and works in District 2.  She and her husband Kevin have raised their children & now grandchildren in North Avondale. As a public servant, Elizabeth is invested in the growth and safety of the community. She has volunteered in local mentoring programs and has participated as a featured speaker at the Talbert House substance abuse treatment program.  
For the past 18 years, Elizabeth has put her vast legal education and training into practice.  Her years of legal experience include representing the state in hundreds of municipal criminal prosecutions. Her track record shows she successfully protects the rights of victims and secures convictions of the perpetrators. Her private practice experience includes representing citizens to ensure they receive a fair defense in criminal cases, including trial practice with verdicts of acquittals for the innocent. Elizabeth is the judicial candidate with the balanced resume of both the prosecution and defense sides of criminal law.  
Her civil practice has included personal injury, wrongful death, contract review, evictions, and general litigation. Drawing upon her public administration and political science education, combined with her legal training, she has ample knowledge of the various rules, regulations, and concepts that a municipal court judge faces daily. 
Elizabeth is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School and Magna Cum Laude honors graduate of Central State University, a historically black college. She continued  her professional education at the University of Akron, earning two graduate-level degrees, a Master’s in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor in Law.  
She has channeled her passion for people into volunteer service both at home and abroad. 
Elizabeth participated in three years of international mission work in both Haiti and Uganda through the Corinthian Baptist Church, in Bond Hill.  Elizabeth managed delivery of medication and supplies to orphans while also serving hands-on in the various mission work projects in and around those communities.
Elizabeth is qualified, motivated, competent, and balanced—qualities which add up to an exceptional judicial candidate. Elizabeth is well-known and respected in the community by law enforcement and citizens alike. She is ready to serve and will ensure the continuation of diversity, competence, fairness, and justice on the bench from the very first day she presides as judge.