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Pamela A. Barker, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Nomination

  • Nominated: April 12, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 60

Career

  • Judge, General Division, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (2011 – present)
  • Attorney, Bristol West Insurance Company/Farmers Insurance Exchange (2006 – 2011)
  • Mayor’s Court and Juvenile Diversion Magistrate, City of Brecksville, Ohio (2000 – 2011)
  • Of Counsel, David & Young (2000 – 2006)
  • In-House Counsel, Progressive Insurance Company (1985 – 1990, 1994 – 1996)
  • Attorney, Sole Practitioner (1990 – 1994)
  • Associate, Berkman, Gordon, Murray & Palda (1983 – 1985)

Education

  • Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. (1982)
  • Kenyon College, B.A. (1979),with honors, magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

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Philip Calabrese

Philip Calabrese,United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: March 3, 2020
  • Career
    • Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (2019 – present)
    • Partner, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP
    • Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Education
    • Harvard Law School; J.D.
      • cum laude
    • College of the Holy Cross; B.A.
      • summa cum laude
    • Fulbright Scholar, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece
  • Clerkships
    • Judge Alice Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • Links


James Knepp

James Knepp, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 3, 2020

Career

  • Federal Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio [2010 – present]
  • Robison, Curphey & O’Connell, LLC [1994 – 2010]
    • Member [2000 – 2010]
    • Associate [1994 – 1999]

Education

  • University of Toledo, College of Law; J.D. [1992]
    • summa cum laude
  • Bowling Green State University; M.A. [1987]
  • Mount Union College; B.A. [1986]
    • magna cum laude

Links


Michael J Newman

Michael J. Newman, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: March 3, 2020
  • Career
    • Federal Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Ohio [2011 – present]
    • Partner, Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Group Chair, Dinsmore and Shohl LLP
  • Education
    • Advanced Mediation Program, Harvard Law School [2004]
    • American University’s Washington College of Law; J.D. [1989]
      • Cum laude
    • New York University; B.A. [1982]
  • Clerkships
    • Magistrate Judge Jack Sherman, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • Judge Nathaniel Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • Links
    • https://ballotpedia.org/Michael_J._Newman


Sarah Daggett Morrison, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Nomination

  • Nominated: April 12, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 47 (approximate)

Career

  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (2012 – present)
    • Administrator and Chief Executive Officer (2016 – present)
    • General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer (2012 – 2016)
  • Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP (unavailable)
  • Member, Chester Willcox & Saxbe (unavailable)

Education

  • Capital University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude(1997) (approximate)
    • Order of the Curia
    • Capital University Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Ohio State University, B.A. (1992) (approximate)

Clerkships

  • Judge John D. Holschuh, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio(1997 – 1998) (approximate)

Links


Matthew Walden McFarland, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: December 18, 2019
  • Age: 51

Career

  • Judge, Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals, (2004 – Present)
  • Magistrate, Scioto County Common Peace Court Probate/Juvenile Division
  • Chairman, Ohio Association of Magistrates, Juvenile Section
  • Assistant Prosecutor, Scioto County
  • Special Counsel, Ohio Attorney General
  • Assistant County Prosecutor, Licking County
  • Adjunct Professor, Shawnee State University
  • Professor, Capital University

Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D.
    • Order of the Barristers
  • Capitol University, B.A.
    • cum laude

Links


Douglas Cole

Douglas Russell Cole, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Ohio

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 6, 2019
  • Confirmed: December 4, 2019
  • Age: 55

Career

  • Partner, Organ Cole (2011 – present)
  • Partner, Jones Day (2006 – 2011)
  • State Solicitor of Ohio, Office of the Ohio Attorney General (2003 – 2006)
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Ohio State University—Moritz College of Law (2000 – 2003)
  • Of Counsel, Zeiger & Carpenter (1998 – 2000)
  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis (1994 – 1997)
  • Systems Engineer, E-Systems (1988 – 1990)

Education

  • The University of Chicago Law School; J.D. (1993)
    • High Honors
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S.E.E. (1988)
    • Honors
  • Ripon College; B.A. (1986)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1993 – 1994)

Links

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