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Judge Sarah D. Morrison

Standing Orders

Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse
Room 167
85 Marconi Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone (614) 719-3300



Judge Sarah D. Morrison was nominated to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in April 2018 by President Donald J. Trump after she was recommended by Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and a Bipartisan Judicial Advisory Commission. She was confirmed by the Senate in June 2019.

She began her legal career by clerking for the Honorable John D. Holschuh with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She then practiced law from 1998 until 2012 at the firm of Chester, Willcox & Saxbe, LLP nka Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, where her practice concentrated in civil litigation with emphasis on the areas of complex litigation, employment law and business divorces.

In 2012, Governor John Kasich appointed Judge Morrison to serve as General Counsel for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a state agency that serves as an insurance provider for more than 45,000 employers across the state. After 4 years with the agency, she was elevated to the position of Administrator/CEO and she served in that role until January 2019.