Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr.



Carl B. Stokes United States Court House

801 West Superior Avenue, Courtroom 17A

Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1838

Phone: (216) 357-7171


Carl B Stokes United States Courthouse


Chambers Staff:

Bettye J. Rhinehart, Judicial Assistant

Sharon Romito, Courtroom Deputy (216) 357-7173


Biographical Information


College of Wooster (OH), 1969, B.A.; New York University School of Law, 1972, J.D.; Case Western Reserve University (OH), 1974, M.A.


Career Record:

1975-76, Senior Law Clerk to Judge William H. Hastie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1976-82, Asst. U.S. Attorney; 1978-82, Chief, Civil Division; 1982, Chief, Appellate Litigation; all with the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Wooster, OH, 1972-76; lecturer in Law, Trial Practice, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, 1979-82; visiting scholar, Stanford University , CA, National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar for Law Professors, 1987; Visiting Professor, Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1991; Professor of Law, 1982-94 and Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration, 1991-94, both with Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Admitted to OH Bar, 1973; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1977; U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977; U.S. Supreme Court, 1980.


Date of Appointment: May 9, 1994


Date of Chief Judge Appointment: June 1, 2010

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