James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse
1716 Spielbusch Avenue, Room 318
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1363
Phone: (419) 213-5570
Fax: (419) 213-5575
Pam Armstrong, Courtroom Deputy Clerk
Allison Thomas, Law Clerk
Jonnie Short, Law Clerk
Federal Judicial Service
Appointed to the position of Magistrate Judge by the Judges of the Northern District of Ohio effective July 30, 2010.
Law clerk to Honorable John W. Potter (retired) United States District Court 1992-94.
Mount Union College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1986
Bowling Green State University, M.A., 1987
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude, class valedictorian), 1992
Robison, Curphey & O’Connell, Toledo, Ohio (associate, 1994-99; member 2000-10)
Substantial general litigation experience in federal and state courts including successful trial and appellate level defense of death and serious injury cases and class action litigation in federal and state courts. Also commercial, employment, products liability, and environmental litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. Served for several years as national counsel for the locomotive video program of a Class 1 railroad.
American, Ohio and Toledo and Federal Bar Associations
American Inns of Court–Morrison Waite Chapter
Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference (life member)
Sylvania Franciscan Academy (chair of board of directors)
Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation (president)