United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
|Appeals to||Sixth Circuit|
|Established||February 10, 1855|
|Chief judge||Solomon Oliver, Jr.|
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (in case citations, N.D. Ohio) is the federal trial court for the northern half of Ohio. The court has courthouses in Cleveland (where the chief judge and most of the Northern District's judges have chambers), Toledo, Akron, and Youngstown.
Appeals from this court are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. Steven M. Dettelbach was appointed U.S. Attorney on July 10, 2009 by President Barack Obama, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 15, 2009. He was sworn into office on October 26, 2009.
The United States District Court for the District of Ohio was established on February 19, 1803, by 2 Stat. 201. The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern Districts on February 10, 1855, by 10 Stat. 604.
Current judges 
|Judge||Appointed by||Began active
|Solomon Oliver Jr.||Bill Clinton||May 9, 1994||Incumbent||–|
|Donald C. Nugent||Bill Clinton||June 30, 1995||Incumbent||–|
|Patricia Anne Gaughan||Bill Clinton||December 26, 1995||Incumbent||–|
|James S. Gwin||Bill Clinton||November 7, 1997||Incumbent||–|
|Dan A. Polster||Bill Clinton||August 3, 1998||Incumbent||–|
|John R. Adams||George W. Bush||February 12, 2003||Incumbent||–|
|Christopher A. Boyko||George W. Bush||January 3, 2005||Incumbent||–|
|Jack Zouhary||George W. Bush||March 28, 2006||Incumbent||–|
|Sara Elizabeth Lioi||George W. Bush||March 14, 2007||Incumbent||–|
|Benita Y. Pearson||Barack Obama||December 21, 2010||Incumbent||–|
|Jeffrey J. Helmick||Barack Obama||June 7, 2012||Incumbent||-|
|John William Potter||Ronald Reagan||June 21, 1982||August 1, 1992||Currently inactive|
|David Dudley Dowd Jr.||Ronald Reagan||September 23, 1982||June 30, 1996||Incumbent|
|Lesley B. Wells||Bill Clinton||February 11, 1994||February 14, 2006||Incumbent|
|James G. Carr||Bill Clinton||May 9, 1994||June 1, 2010||Incumbent|
|David A. Katz||Bill Clinton||October 11, 1994||January 1, 2005||Incumbent|
Former judges 
|Judge||Appointed by||Began active
|Ann Aldrich||Jimmy Carter||May 24, 1980||May 12, 1995||May 2, 2010||death|
|Alice M. Batchelder||Ronald Reagan||April 4, 1985||January 4, 1992||–||reappointment|
|Frank J. Battisti||John F. Kennedy||September 22, 1961||April 1, 1994||October 19, 1994||death|
|Samuel H. Bell||Ronald Reagan||December 22, 1982||October 30, 1996||December 23, 2010||death|
|John Hessin Clarke||Woodrow Wilson||July 21, 1914||July 24, 1916||–||reappointment|
|James C. Connell||Dwight D. Eisenhower||August 10, 1954||September 21, 1971||October 30, 1973||death|
|Leroy John Contie, Jr.||Richard Nixon||December 6, 1971||March 23, 1982||–||reappointment|
|William Louis Day||William Howard Taft||May 9, 1911||May 1, 1914||–||resignation|
|Emerich B. Freed||Franklin D. Roosevelt||October 7, 1941||December 4, 1955||–||death|
|Ben Charles Green||John F. Kennedy||October 5, 1961||January 5, 1976||January 12, 1983||death|
|George Philip Hahn||Calvin Coolidge||December 17, 1928||February 12, 1937||–||death|
|Paul J. Jones||Warren G. Harding||March 2, 1923||August 4, 1965||–||death|
|Girard Edward Kalbfleisch||Dwight D. Eisenhower||September 21, 1959||September 30, 1970||April 1, 1990||death|
|John Milton Killits||William Howard Taft||June 24, 1910||October 6, 1928||September 13, 1938||death|
|Frank Le Blond Kloeb||Franklin D. Roosevelt||August 20, 1937||September 30, 1964||March 11, 1976||death|
|Alvin I. Krenzler||Ronald Reagan||December 10, 1981||January 1, 1992||July 6, 1992||retirement|
|Robert B. Krupansky||Richard Nixon||October 16, 1970||March 19, 1982||–||reappointment|
|Thomas Demetrios Lambros||Lyndon B. Johnson||August 18, 1967||February 10, 1995||–||retirement|
|John Michael Manos||Gerald Ford||March 29, 1976||April 1, 1991||July 6, 2006||death|
|Paul Ramon Matia||George H. W. Bush||November 18, 1991||December 31, 2004||May 31, 2005||retirement|
|Charles Joseph McNamee||Harry S. Truman||March 9, 1951||May 2, 1964||–||death|
|Richard B. McQuade Jr.||Ronald Reagan||September 15, 1986||September 30, 1989||–||resignation|
|Kathleen M. O'Malley||Bill Clinton||October 12, 1994||December 27, 2010||–||Elevated|
|Augustus J. Ricks||Benjamin Harrison||July 1, 1889||December 22, 1906||–||death|
|Charles Taylor Sherman||Andrew Johnson||March 2, 1867||November 25, 1872||–||resignation|
|Robert Walker Tayler||Theodore Roosevelt||January 10, 1905||November 25, 1910||–||death|
|William Kernahan Thomas||Lyndon B. Johnson||March 7, 1966||February 15, 1981||March 20, 2001||death|
|Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr.||Richard Nixon||October 21, 1970||December 1, 1985||December 24, 1992||death|
|Paul Charles Weick||Dwight D. Eisenhower||March 29, 1956||October 7, 1959||–||reappointment|
|Martin Welker||Ulysses S. Grant||November 25, 1873||June 1, 1889||–||retirement|
|Samuel H. West||Calvin Coolidge||December 17, 1928||October 5, 1938||–||death|
|David C. Westenhaver||Woodrow Wilson||March 14, 1917||July 29, 1928||–||death|
|George Washington White||Jimmy Carter||May 23, 1980||February 26, 1999||2011||death|
|Robert Nugen Wilkin||Franklin D. Roosevelt||June 3, 1939||August 31, 1949||February 23, 1973||death|
|Hiram V. Willson||Franklin Pierce||February 20, 1855||November 11, 1866||–||death|
|Francis Joseph Wing||William McKinley||January 23, 1901||February 1, 1905||–||resignation|
|Don John Young||Lyndon B. Johnson||May 22, 1965||July 1, 1980||May 10, 1996||death|
See also 
- Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America (1852), p. 392.
- U.S. District Courts of Ohio, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1962, and received commission on July 2, 1962.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1889, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1890, and received commission on January 16, 1890.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1873, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873.