Robert J. Triozzi



Co-Director, Criminal Justice Center

Clinical Professor of Law

Office: LB 076

p. 216-687-2263



 B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (History and Government), 1979
J. D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982

Brief Bio:

Robert J. Triozzi is a Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Cleveland-Marshall Criminal Justice Center. Professor Triozzi has been actively engaged a wide range of experience in legal, civic and public policy matters at the highest levels throughout his career. He has served as an accomplished defense attorney and served as chief trial counsel in a wide variety of cases including death penalty litigation. Professor Triozzi formerly served as the Director of Law and Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and the Director of Law for Cuyahoga County where helped advance efforts toward human rights legislation, bail reform and jail diversion opportunities. Professor Triozzi served with distinction for ten years as a Judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court where he assisted his colleagues in the establishment of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court and was instrumental in establishing the Court’s Mentally Disordered Offenders Docket, one of the first mental health courts in the State of Ohio. He has served as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee and was a Faculty Member of the Ohio Judicial College. At C|M Law, Professor Triozzi serves as the Director of the Pretrial Justice Clinic and the Interim Director of the Pardon, Clemency and Expungement Clinic and has taught a variety of criminal justice related experiential courses.


Pretrial Justice Clinic, Criminal Pretrial Practice, Criminal Justice Decision Points, Juvenile Law


Mental Health Diversion, Restorative Justice


CSU Students to Assist Poor Defendants

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