Sara Elizabeth Lioi

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Sara Elizabeth Lioi
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Assumed office
March 14, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Lesley B. Wells
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 56–57)
Canton, Ohio
Education Bowling Green State University B.A.
Ohio State University College of Law J.D.

Sara Elizabeth Lioi (born 1960) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Canton, Ohio, Lioi graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 and later from Ohio State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1987.

Legal career[edit]

Following law school graduation, Lioi joined the law firm of Day, Ketterer, Raley, Wright & Rybolt, Ltd. in the fall of 1987 and was promoted to partner in that firm in December 1993. In November 1997, during his second term as governor, George Voinovich appointed Lioi as a judge in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Central Division. She was elected to a four-year term in November 1998 and then re-elected for a six-year term in November 2002.[1]

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

On the recommendation of Senators George Voinovich and Mike DeWine,[1] Lioi was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007 to a seat vacated by Lesley B. Wells as Wells took senior status. Lioi was confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 2007 on a Senate vote and received her commission on March 14, 2007.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lesley B. Wells
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
2007–present
Incumbent