Magistrate Samuel Amendolara was appointed Magistrate of the Mahoning County Juvenile Court in 1993. As a Magistrate, he primarily hears cases involving custody, delinquency, visitation, traffic and civil protection orders.
The majority of Magistrate Amendolara’s docket involves Third Party petitions for custody and visitation of children. Many grandparents or other non-parents file petitions for custody when parents are unable to care for and provide for their children.
Magistrate Amendolara is a lifelong resident of Mahoning County. He graduated from Ursuline High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. He then earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Cleveland State University, John Marshall School of Law.
Magistrate Amendolara is a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association and served as President of the Bar in 1995.