WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the nomination of Jeffery P. Hopkins by President Joe Biden to serve as U.S. Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. The vacancy was created when Judge Timothy S. Black took senior status on May 18. The nomination will now be vetted by the Senate Judiciary Committee before being considered for confirmation by the full U.S. Senate.
The Southern District has court locations in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton and serves more than five million Ohioans in 48 counties.
“I applaud President Biden’s decision to nominate Jeffrey Hopkins to serve as judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio,” said Brown. “Judge Hopkins brings a broad range of legal experience to the table and has served honorably on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati for over 25 years. He has proven to be a well-respected jurist, and I am confident that he will continue to serve Ohioans honorably in this new role.”
“I am pleased the President has nominated Judge Jeffery Hopkins to be the next federal judge in the Southern District,” said Portman. “Judge Hopkins has served the people of the Southern District of Ohio honorably for several decades on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio and at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, and I know that, if confirmed, he will continue this tradition of dedicated service.”
Senators Brown and Portman recommended Judge Hopkins to the President for nomination.
Jeffery P. Hopkins is currently a judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, where he has served since 1996. Judge Hopkins previously was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio from 1990 to 1993. Judge Hopkins was also an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP) from 1987 to 1990. He served as a law clerk for Judge Alan Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1986 to 1987 and the Ohio Court of Appeals from 1985 to 1986. Judge Hopkins received his J.D. from The Ohio State University in 1985 and his A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1982.