Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton
Adjunct Professor of LawJudge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
J.D. Ohio State University
B.A. Williams College
Judge Jeffrey Sutton has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2003. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Sutton was a partner with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, where he practiced appellate law and constitutional and commercial litigation. He served as State Solicitor of Ohio, where he oversaw appellate litigation on behalf of the Ohio Attorney General and participated in complex litigation on her behalf at the trial level, from 1995-98. After earning his law degree at Ohio State University, he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Antonin Scalia in 1991-92 and for Judge Thomas J. Meskill on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1990-91. He has argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and filed over 50 merits and amicus curiae briefs at the Supreme Court. He has also argued 15 cases in state Supreme Courts. He also teaches on the adjunct law faculty at Ohio State University. He teaches Effective Legal Writing in the Real World.
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