Judge Christine E. Mayle received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2001, and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Providence College in 1998. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Mayle practiced law with Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York City for several years. She then moved to Toledo and joined the law firm of Cooper & Walinski LPA and, subsequently, Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA. While in private practice, Judge Mayle represented parties in high-stakes trials, appeals, and arbitrations across the country and internationally, volunteered to help individuals pro bono, and served on various charitable and legal-aid boards.
Judge Mayle was elected to the Sixth District Court of Appeals in November 2016. In 2017 and 2018, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Presiding Judge of the Sixth District.
In 2018, Judge Mayle was appointed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to serve as a visiting judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio to hear and decide The Cincinnati Reds v. Joseph W. Testa, Tax Commision of Ohio, Case No. 2017-0854. In 2021, the Chief Justice appointed Judge Mayle to serve as a visiting judge in another case before the Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association v. Harvey B. Bruner, Case No. 2020-1533.
Judge Mayle has volunteered for several community and professional organizations. Currently, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Court of Appeals Judges Association, and as an elected member of the board of the Toledo Bar Association. Judge Mayle is an active member of several Toledo bar committees, including Bar Admissions, Kiroff Bench-Bar, and the Diversity, Inclusion, and Race Equity committees. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Toledo. She previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Woman Advocate Committee’s award-winning newsletter, The Woman Advocate. She is a member of the Toledo Women’s Bar Association, Wood County Bar Association, and the American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter.
Judge Mayle and her husband Andrew have three children.