Hon. James Carr
US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Judge Carr is a graduate of Kenyon College and Harvard Law Schol. He practiced law in Chicago from 1966 until 1970, when he joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of Law. In 1979, he became U.S.
Magistrate Judge; in 1994 he became a District Judge.
Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a seat vacated by Richard B. McQuade, Jr.
Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994.
Chief Judge from December 21, 2004 - June 1, 2010.
Assumed senior status on June 1, 2010.
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1966-1968
Staff attorney, Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Illinois, 1968-1970
Adjunct professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
Adjunct professor, Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law, 1970
Professor, University of Toledo College of Law, 1970-1979
Assistant prosecutor, Lucas County Prosecutor's Office, Ohio, 1972-1973
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1979-1994
U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Washington, DC 2002 - 2008