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
Dianne Gowing, Judicial Assistant
Natalie Holzaepfel, Law Clerk
Michael Blankenheim, Law Clerk
DeAnna Cox, Courtroom Deputy Clerk
Phone: (419) 213-5565
Federal Judicial Service:
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.
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