Sara Elizabeth Lioi
|Sara Elizabeth Lioi|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio|
March 14, 2007
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Lesley B. Wells|
|Born||1960 (age 56–57)
|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
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.
Federal Judicial Career
On the recommendation of Senators George Voinovich and Mike DeWine, 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.
Lesley B. Wells
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio