Susan J. Dlott

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Susan J. Dlott
Susan Dlott District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Assumed office
December 26, 1995
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by S. Arthur Spiegel
Personal details
Born (1949-09-11) September 11, 1949 (age 65)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse(s) Stanley M. Chesley
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Boston University School of Law (J.D.)

Susan J. Dlott (September 11, 1949) is a United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Dlott received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970 and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1973. She was a law clerk to Alvin Krenzler and Jack Day of the Ohio Court of Appeals from 1973 to 1974, then became an assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio from 1975 to 1979. She entered private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1979 continuing in private practice until 1995.

On August 10, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated Dlott to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio vacated by S. Arthur Spiegel. Dlott was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1995, and received her commission on December 26, 1995. She served as Chief Judge of the court from 2009 to 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Dlott's first husband was builder and developer Austin Eldon Knowlton. Her second and current husband is trial lawyer Stanley M. Chesley.

In 2004 Chesley purchased what is believed to be the most expensive single-family home listed in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio. The home includes six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, custom chandeliers, wine cellar, two four-car garages with apartments on top and 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) of living space. The French chateau style home sits on 5.3 acres (21,000 m2) nestled into 300 acres (1.2 km2) of private green space.[1]


  1. ^ "Indian Hill property has 27,000 square feet, listed at $11.9M," (2009-12-16)

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