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Pearson, Benita Yalonda

Born 1963 in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Barack Obama on December 3, 2009, to a seat vacated by Peter C. Economus. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2008-2010

Georgetown University, B.S., 1985
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1995

Professional Career:

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
Law clerk, Hon. John Manos, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Ohio, 2000-2008