Tanya Nemer Daher ’97 was recently named an Akron Municipal Court Magistrate. She presides over small claims, civil, traffic and criminal matters.
She graduated with distinction from Western Michigan University Law School in 2007. For approximately seven years, Magistrate Nemer served as “Of Counsel” for McGinty, Hilow & Spellacy Co. LPA where she managed a private practice focusing on criminal defense, immigration, small claims, evictions, and civil matters. She transitioned to nonprofit as an Immigration Senior Attorney at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland where she worked for over four years representing individuals and families in Federal Court. She has previously served as vice-president of the West Shore Bar Association (WSBA).
Nemer is a longstanding member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Immigration Customs Enforcement liaison for the Northern District of Ohio. She has also volunteered on multiple occasions at the Family Detention Center along the southern border in Dilley, Texas. Magistrate Nemer published a professional article, “Criminal and Immigration Laws: The Lines and the Lives They Cross” in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.
She currently lives in Hudson with her husband and their three children.
Magistrates are non-elected officers. They are appointed by the Judges of the Court. They conduct proceedings as a Judge would, but certain decisions of the Magistrate are not final or effective until they are reviewed and adopted by a Judge.