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Wells, Lesley Brooks

Born 1937 in Muskegon, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat vacated by John Michael Manos. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1994, and received commission on February 11, 1994. Assumed senior status on February 14, 2006. Service terminated on October 2, 2015, due to retirement.

Chatham College, B.A., 1959
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Federal court intern, Women's Law Fund, 1973-1974
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975-1978, 1980-1983
Director, ABAR III Civil Rights Litigation Support Center, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1979-1980
Adjunct professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1980-1981
Adjunct assistant professor, College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, 1980-1983, 1990-1992
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1983-1994