Judge Mark L. Pietrykowski was elected to the Sixth District Court of Appeals in 1998 and current term expires February 9, 2023. Judge Pietrykowski has served twice as visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court in January 2021 and November 2017. Judge Pietrykowski received his BA degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and received his JD degree from Ohio Northern University School of Law in 1979.
Upon admission to the bar in 1979, he began work as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter J. Krasniewski, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. In 1981, he entered private practice and joined the law firm of Manahan, Pietrykowski, Bamman, and Delaney, concentrating in the civil litigation field.
Judge Pietrykowski has previously held elected offices, serving on Toledo City Council (1985-1992), Vice Mayor (1987-1989), and the Board of Lucas County Commissioners (1992-1999). Judge Pietrykowski is married with three children.