James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse
1716 Spielbusch Avenue, Room 403
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1363
Phone: (419) 213-5555
Fax: (419) 213-5563
DeAnna Cox, Courtroom Deputy Clerk (419) 213-5565Lauren Kwapis, Law ClerkMichael Blankenheim, Law Clerk
Kenyon College, B.A., 1962
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1966
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1966-1968
Staff attorney, Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Illinois, 1968-1970
Adjunct professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
Adjunct professor, Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law, 1970
Professor, University of Toledo College of Law, 1970-1979
Assistant prosecutor, Lucas County Prosecutor's Office, Ohio, 1972-1973
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1979-1994
U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Washington, DC 2002 - 2008
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a seat vacated by Richard B. McQuade, Jr.
Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994.
Chief Judge from December 21, 2004 - June 1, 2010.
Assumed senior status on June 1, 2010.
One career law clerk and one term law clerk (one-year position) starting in August or September.
Not accepting applications at this time.
Further information can be found on the Federal Law Clerk Information System on the homepage of the Federal Judiciary at: https://oscar.uscourts.gov/
Do not contact chambers about clerkship applications.
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