The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
(in case citations
, N.D. Ohio
) is the federal trial court
for the northern half of Ohio
. The court has courthouses in Cleveland
(where the chief judge and most of the Northern District's judges have chambers), Toledo
, and Youngstown
Appeals from this court are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
(except for patent
claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act
, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit
The United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio represents the United States
in civil and criminal litigation in the court. Steven M. Dettelbach
was appointed U.S. Attorney on July 10, 2009 by President Barack Obama
, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate
on September 15, 2009. He was sworn into office on October 26, 2009.
The United States District Court for the District of Ohio
was established on February 19, 1803, by .Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America
(1852), p. 392., Federal Judicial Center
. The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern
Districts on February 10, 1855, by .
- As of June 1, 2010, a vacancy exists in the Northern District of Ohio due to Judge James Carr's decision to assume senior status. On May 11, 2011, President Obama nominated......