Pamela A. Barker

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Pamela A. Barker
Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Assumed office
September 19, 2011
Appointed byJohn Kasich
Preceded bySteven Terry
Personal details
Born
Pamela Ann Addison

1957 (age 61–62)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
EducationKenyon College (BA)
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (JD)

Pamela Addison Barker (born 1957) is an American lawyer and jurist. Currently serving as a Judge in the General Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, she is a nominee to become a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Early life and education[edit]

Barker was born in 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] She earned her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Kenyon College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and her Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Prior to ascending to the bench, Barker spent twenty-nine years representing individuals, small businesses, and corporations, with a particular emphasis on insurance litigation. From 2000–2011, she served as a Mayor's Court Magistrate and Juvenile Diversion Magistrate for the City of Brecksville, Ohio.[2]

She was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please by Governor John Kasich and assumed office on September 19, 2011.[3] Barker was elected to the court in November 2012.

Nomination to federal district court[edit]

On September 29, 2017, Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman recommended Barker for a federal judgeship.[4] On April 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Barker to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. On April 12, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate. She has been nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Donald C. Nugent, who assumed senior status on January 1, 2017.[5] On October 10, 2018, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[6]

On January 3, 2019, her nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Barker for a federal judgeship.[7] Her nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[8] On February 7, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[9] Her nomination is currently pending before the full United States Senate.

Personal life[edit]

Her parents are William D. Addison and Peggy Ann Addison. She is married to Jeffery L. Barker, with whom she has two sons.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Education and Personal Background". judgepamelabarker.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals" White House, April 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Governor Appoints Barker to Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court" (Press release). Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System. September 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Heisig, Eric (September 29, 2017). "Cuyahoga County Judge Pamela Barker recommended for federal bench in Cleveland". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Twenty-Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 12, 2018
  6. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 10, 2018
  7. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  8. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  9. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Steven Terry
Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
2011–present
Incumbent