Laura DiGiacomo moved to Ashtabula with her parents when she was six years old. Her father, Thomas DeLuca was a Marine in WWII, retired from Union Carbide as an engineer, and then worked for MFG designing their equipment and molds. Dolores DeLuca, Laura’s mother, was an artist and homemaker who started a stained glass business and taught at the Ashtabula Arts Center. She was also instrumental in developing the first food pantry in Ashtabula at St. Joseph’s Church. Laura has three older brothers: Tom, David, and Doug.
Laura grew up within the Court’s jurisdiction. She attended Saybrook Elementary, then Mt. Carmel and graduated from St. John’s High School in 1985. For her undergraduate work, Laura attended Kent State University and graduated with honors in Criminal Justice in 1989. She then received her Juris Doctor from University of Akron, School of Law in 1993.
Judge DiGiacomo married her high-school sweetheart, Steve DiGiacomo, who has owned Ashtabula Pest Control for over 25 years. She has two children who attend the Ashtabula Area City Schools: a daughter Danni in 10th grade and a son Stevie in 12th grade.
Laura worked as an Assistant County Prosecutor under Greg Brown, immediately out of law school in 1993. During that time, she also opened and maintained a private law practice in Ashtabula for several years. These opportunities allowed her to gain experience with various criminal and civil proceedings. Next, Laura worked for Ashtabula County Children Services Board as in-house counsel for nearly 18 years. She has practiced in all court levels including municipal, common pleas, 11th District Court of Appeals, and even the Ohio Supreme Court, achieving successful outcomes.
Always striving to be a Judge, Laura was eager to begin her judgeship at Ashtabula Municipal Court. Having been a public servant for over 20 years, she is committed to the Ashtabula community by bringing justice effectively and efficiently.
To contact Judge DiGiacomo call (440) 992-7109.