Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr.



Carl B. Stokes United States Court House

801 West Superior Avenue, Courtroom 10A

Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1846

Phone: (216) 357-7220


Carl B Stokes United States Courthouse


Chambers Staff:

Michelle Sztul, Judicial Assistant

Donna Hach, Courtroom Deputy

Steven J. Kurdziel, Career Law Clerk


Biographical Information

William H. Baughman, Jr. was appointed to the position of Magistrate Judge on February 16, 2000. Before his appointment, he was a partner at the Cleveland law firm of Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley, L.L.P. His practice concentrated on appellate, commercial, employment, and products liability litigation.


Judge Baughman graduated from Saint Vincent College summa cum laude and from Notre Dame Law School magna cum laude. He began his legal career as law clerk to Judges Roger J. Kiley and John Paul Stevens at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. He was a charter member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s Attorney Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures and chaired the Advisory Committee for four years. Judge Baughman is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.


Judge Baughman has served as the Sixth Circuit representative on the Board of Directors of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association and is currently a member of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts’s Magistrate Judges Advisory Group.


Judge Baughman has been active in the Cleveland Bar Association and served as chair of the Association’s Section of Litigation. He holds an appointment to the adjunct faculty at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where he teaches a constitutional law seminar on the work of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Baughman has authored numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as the Ohio State Law Journal, the Toledo Law Review, and the Cleveland Bar Journal and has written a chapter in the current edition of the Sixth Circuit Federal Practice Manual.


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