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Selection of Magistrate Judges - Cleveland, Ohio

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that two persons have been selected by the Court to serve eight-year terms as Magistrate Judges, subject to standard FBI and IRS investigations. Jonathan D. Greenberg, Esq., was selected to replace Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, who retires effective July 22, 2016. David A. Ruiz, Esq., was selected to replace Magistrate Judge Kenneth S. McHargh, who retires effective September 30, 2016.
Mr. Greenberg is a partner at Walter | Haverfield in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is the Head of the Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of experience in both civil and criminal litigation, representing clients in business disputes, employment and education-related litigation, and white collar criminal defense allegations. He is also the Law Director and Prosecutor for the Village of Cuyahoga Heights, and Prosecutor for Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights and Valley View. He regularly serves as special counsel to municipalities for internal investigations, special prosecutions, and police matters.
Mr. Greenberg received his B.A. from Macalester College in 1980. He earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983. He has been honored by Law & Politics magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer in Employment.
Mr. Ruiz has 16 years of experience in both civil and criminal litigation. He is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland, Ohio where he has served since 2010. He has also handled some criminal prosecutions on behalf of the United States of America. Prior to joining the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Mr. Ruiz served in the Litigation Department of Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio for 7 years. Mr. Ruiz received his B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1997, where he also earned his J.D. in 2000. He was inducted into Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Cuarenta/Cuarenta “40 under 40" Class of 2006, honoring Hispanic leaders in Northeast Ohio for community service and achievements.
Judge Oliver said, “We are extremely pleased to have Jonathan Greenberg and David Ruiz join the court as Magistrate Judges. Both Jonathan and David have distinguished themselves as practitioners."
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has court locations in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown and serves 5.9 million citizens in the 40 northern most counties in Ohio.