Chief Judge Patricia A. Gaughan



Carl B. Stokes United States Court House

801 West Superior Avenue, Courtroom 19B

Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1835

Phone: (216) 357-7210

Fax: (216) 357-7215


Carl B Stokes United States Courthouse


Chambers Staff:

Mary Doubrava, Judicial Assistant

Stella Leno-Clifford, Courtroom Deputy Clerk


Biographical Information

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 29, 1995, to a seat vacated by Ann Aldrich.

Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995.



St. Mary`s College, B.A., 1975

Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1978


Professional Career:

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Criminal Trial Division, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Ohio, 1978-1983, 1984-1987

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Economic Crime Division, Northern District of Ohio, 1983-1984

Adjunct Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 1983-1987

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984-1987

Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1987-1995


Date of Chief Judge Appointment:

June 1, 2017