Anita Cox


Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

Anita Cox serves as the Scheduler for Judge Diane M. Palos and Magistrate Marie M. Rady. Anita started her career in 1993 as a scheduler working in the Central Motions Scheduling Department. In 2009, when Judge Palos was appointed to the bench, she became her scheduler. Anita always says, “Judge Palos is an excellent judge.”

Anita is a Cleveland native and graduate of Cleveland Heights High School. She has eight siblings and is the loving wife of 39 years to her husband, Russell (which she says, humorously, is unusual for working in domestic relations). She is a proud mother of two sons, Antonio and Darien and two wonderful daughters-in-law. She is a grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren who are her pride and joy.

Anita has had the challenging task of being a caregiver to her husband since 2005 due to an accident which left him disabled. It is her strong faith that has kept her grounded, along with support from her family and friends. Anita loves to spend time with her grandchildren, attending their many family gatherings, giving service at her church, and bringing smiles to others. She enjoys spending time in nature on long walks and sleeping in late when she can.

Anita gives a special shout out to her co-worker and friend, Magistrate Daniel Newman, who always goes the extra mile. Anita says, “I appreciate you so much.”

2020 Honorees

In the history of the event, more than 350 Cuyahoga County residents have been honored as outstanding public servants, representing in total more than 8,500 years of exemplary public service. Their names are displayed on a distinguished plaque in the entry lobby of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse at One Lakeside Avenue.  

ThomasP. Arnaut, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Magistrate Gregory F. Clifford, Cleveland Municipal Court
Anita Cox, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
Magistrate MyraTorain Embry, Cleveland Municipal Court, Housing Division
Laura Watling Jones, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Northern District of Ohio
John R. Kosko, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
Silvia I. Luna, Cuyahoga County Probate Court
Renee Mackey, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio
Tim McDevitt, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division 
Judi A. O'Leary, Cleveland Municipal Court, Clerk's Office
Billie Jo Woyma, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Clerk's Office