As an attorney of 17 years with extensive experience as a magistrate, Voorhees is an experienced and well-rounded public servant seeking to provide the 9th District Court of Appeals with integrity, knowledge, and community engagement. Her involvement with community organizations and her faith communities, as well as her public speaking on the topic of Human Trafficking, demonstrates her commitment to the communities of Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne Counties. Voorhees lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband of sixteen years, Andrew, also an attorney, and their two children.

Experience

  • Magistrate and Judicial Attorney for Judge Kathryn Michael, Summit County Court of Common Pleas (2019 - Present)
  • Magistrate Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court (2022)
  • Judicial Attorney, Akron Municipal Court (2016 - 2018)
  • Magistrate, Akron Municipal Court (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Staff Attorney, Summit County Legal Defender’s Office (2012 - 2016)
  • Solo Practitioner, Erica Pruitt Voorhees, Attorney At Law (2012 - 2013)
  • Staff Attorney, Stark County Public Defender Office (2005 - 2012)

Community Involvement & Leadership

  • Parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church of Cuyahoga Falls (Present)
  • Member of Akron Bar Association, Lorain County Bar Association, Wayne County Bar Association, and Medina County Bar Association (Present)
  • Member of Akron Bar Association's Bench & Bar Committee (Present)
  • Meal Volunteer for Rahab Ministries (Present)
  • Member of Federated Democratic Women of Ohio (Present)
  • Member of Federated Democratic Women's Caucus of Summit County (Present)
  • Ohio Association of Magistrates (2016 - Present)
  • Parish Council Member for St. Joseph Catholic Church (2019 - 2021)
  • Member of Good Samaritan Hunger Center Board of Directors (2018 - 2020)
  • Volunteer for St. Bernard's Hot Meal Program (2016 - Present)
  • Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Joseph Catholic Parish School Home and School Association (2016 - 2018)
  • Member of Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative’s Detention Alternative Committee (2013 - 2017)
  • Member of Summit County Juvenile Court Restore Court Advisory Committee (2015 - 2017)
  • Member of Stark County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee, Grievances Committee (2011 - 2014)
  • Stark County Bar Association (2006 - 2015)

Education

  • Passed the July 2005 Ohio Bar Exam and became licensed to practice law in November 2005
  • J.D., The University of Akron School of Law (Akron, Ohio - 2005)
  • B.A., English and Political Science, Dennison University (Granville, Ohio - 2002)
  • Studied abroad at University College (Oxford, England - Spring 2001)
  • Graduate of Manchester High School (Akron, Ohio - 1998)