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Michael Merz

Michael Merz, American federal judge. Bar: Ohio 1970, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1971, United States Supreme Court 1974, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1975.

Background

  • Merz, Michael was born on March 29, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Louis and Hazel (Appleton) Merz.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Harvard University, 1967. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1970.

    Career

    • Associate Smith & Schnacke, Dayton, Ohio, 1970-1975, partner, 1976-1977. Judge Dayton Municipal Court, 1977-1984. Magistrate judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) Ohio, since 1984.

      Adjunct professor University Dayton Law School, since 1979. Member rules advisory committee Ohio Supreme Court, 1989-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1970, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1971, United States Supreme Court 1974, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1975.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors United Way, Dayton, 1981-1995. Trustee Dayton Metro Library., since 1991, Montgomery County History Society, since 1995, Ohio Library. Council, 1997-2000; pastoral council, Cincinnati Archdiocese.

    Member national review board United States Conference Catholic Bishops, since 2004. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Federal Magistrate Judges Association (trustee 1997-2000), Ohio State Bar Association (chair Federal Courts Committee, since 2003), Dayton Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Marguerite Logan LeBreton, September 7, 1968. Children: Peter Henry, Nicholas George.
    • father: Robert Louis Merz
    • mother: Hazel (Appleton) Merz
    • spouse: Marguerite Logan LeBreton
    • children: Peter Henry Merz
    • Nicholas George Merz
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    Born March 29, 1945
    (age 72)
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