You are here

Lioi, Sara Elizabeth

Born 1960 in Canton, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Lesley Brooks Wells. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 2007, and received commission on March 14, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2023-present.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2023-present

Bowling Green State University, B.A., 1983
Ohio State University College of Law (now Michael E. Moritz College of Law), J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Private practice, Canton, Ohio, 1987-1997
Judge, Stark County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1997-2007
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2021-2023

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, July 13, 2006; no Senate vote