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Gaughan, Patricia Anne

Born 1953 in Lakewood, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 29, 1995, to a seat vacated by Ann Aldrich. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2017-present.

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.A., 1975
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Assistant county prosecutor, Criminal Trial Division, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1978-1983, 1984-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Economic Crime Division, Northern District of Ohio, 1983-1984
Adjunct professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 1983-1987
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984-1987
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1987-1995