Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse, Room 172
85 Marconi Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Beverly, Ohio. She received her B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Bethany College, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She was a managing editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Magistrate Judge Vascura began her legal career at Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, where her practice focused on civil litigation. She joined the Court family in 2006 as a law clerk for the Honorable George C. Smith and continued her service as a law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Preston Deavers in 2010.
Magistrate Judge Vascura serves on the boards of the Federal Bar Association and the Ohio Lawyer’s Assistance Program and is also a member of the Southern District of Ohio Local Rules Committee. She has taught Pretrial Litigation, Depositions and Discovery, and Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She also serves as an instructor on civil practice at the bi-annual Federal Practice Seminar for the Southern District of Ohio.
Magistrate Judge Vascura was appointed to her first eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio on July 1, 2017.