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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.

Achievements

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

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