Pavan V. Parikh
Pavan is the current Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. His focus is on increasing access to justice, improving customer service, modernizing the Clerk’s office, and ensuring that the Clerk’s staff reflects the diversity of Hamilton County.
A Cincinnati native, Pavan has dedicated his life to community service. After law school, he worked for Judge Nadine Allen on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Pavan then served as Chief Legal Counsel with the Ohio Senate Minority Caucus, monitoring and negotiating legislation on important issues like criminal justice reform, voting rights, constitutional law, and ethics.
In 2013, Pavan joined the US Army Reserve as a judge advocate and remains active in his service. As a Major and a military lawyer, Pavan has served in a variety of roles including as a Special Victims Counsel representing victims of sexual assault. His varied experience in law also includes teaching as an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati College of Law and Xavier University, running his own law firm, and working in-house as counsel for Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.
Pavan is married to Dr. Shwetha Manoharan, a physician specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology. They live in Anderson Township with their two young sons and their dog.