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Jeffrey Sutton '90 Confirmed to Serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Jeff Sutton and Professor Joan M. Krauskopf
Jeff Sutton '90 with Professor Emeritus Joan M. Krauskopf '58 at the 1997 Alumni Awards Ceremony in which Jeff was named Outstanding Recent Alumnus

For the past seven years Jeff Sutton has held the post of adjunct professor of law at the Moritz College of Law, teaching courses in constitutional law, state constitutional law, and U.S. Supreme Court practice. He currently serves on the College's National Alumni Council and frequently returns to the College to meet with and mentor students.

Jeff has argued nine cases and filed more than 50 merits and amicus curiae briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, both as a private attorney and as solicitor for the state of Ohio. He has argued 13 cases in state supreme courts, eight cases before the Federal Court of Appeals, and dozens of cases in state and federal trial courts.

Currently a partner in the Columbus office of Jones Day, Jeff graduated first in his class at the Moritz College of Law in 1990. Immediately following graduation he clerked for the Honorable Thomas Meskill, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The next year he clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (Retired) and Justice Antonin Scalia.

Serving as Ohio solicitor between 1995 and 1998, Jeff oversaw all appellate litigation on behalf of the Ohio attorney general, as well as substantial constitutional litigation at the trial level. He is a four-time recipient of the Best Briefs award by the National Association of Attorneys General. Moritz law professor Edward "Ned" Foley, who followed Jeff as Ohio Solicitor, says, "Jeff's intellect and character are of the highest possible order. It is no accident that he has become one of the nation's leading appellate advocates, and this experience perfectly prepares him for a seat on the Court of Appeals."

In addition to his service on the College's National Council, Jeff serves on the board of directors for The Equal Justice Foundation in Columbus. The Equal Justice Foundation provides legal services to disadvantaged individuals and groups.