The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2022
Judge Patricia A. Gaughan, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that James E. Grimes Jr., Esq. was sworn in today to serve an eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge in Cleveland, Ohio. He succeeds Magistrate Judge David A. Ruiz, who was elevated to District Judge on February 10, 2022.
Magistrate Judge Grimes recently served as Chief Administrative Law Judge in the Washington, DC Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and as Administrative Law Judge since June 2014. Prior to that appointment, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, DC, as Senior Litigation Counsel from May 2005 to June 2014, and as Trial Attorney from July 2001 to April 2005. Magistrate Judge Grimes also served as Appellate Counsel in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, from January 1996 to June 2001, and as Trial Defense Counsel from April 1996 to October 1997.
Magistrate Judge Grimes has been a member of the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference since July 2014, served as its Treasurer from July 2017 to June 2018, served on the Award Committee from 2017 to 2018, and served on the Officer Nominating Committee in Spring 2016, Spring 2021, and Spring 2022. He has been a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Division and the National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary since 2016.
Magistrate Judge Grimes received his B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1992, and his J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law in Columbus, Ohio, with honors, in 1995.
Chief Judge Gaughan said, “Magistrate Judge Grimes’s qualifications and strong work ethic make him an invaluable addition to the Bench. We are grateful that he has chosen to continue his long and distinguished career in public service in the Northern District of Ohio.”
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has court locations in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown and serves 6 million citizens in the 40 northern most counties in Ohio.
CONTACT: Sandy Opacich, Clerk of Court
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