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attorney were announced Wednesday as new federal magistrate judges for the federal court in Cleveland.
Jonathan Greenberg, a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator, will replace Magistrate Judge Nancy Veccharelli, when she retires July 22, according to a news release sent by Northern District of Ohio Clerk of Court Geri Smith.
Both are appointed for eight year terms and were chosen by the federal judges who sit in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Toledo. The position pays $186,852 a year.
Greenberg, 59, is the head of the litigation department at the Cleveland based Walter Haverfield law firm. He is also the law director and prosecutor for the village of Cuyahoga Heights and prosecutor for Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights and Valley View. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland since 2010. He previously worked as a litigator for the Calfee Halter Griswold law firm in Cleveland.
He is the first Hispanic judge to sit on the federal bench in the Northern District of Ohio.
Ruiz, who was a finalist for another magistrate judge’s position earlier this year, sad Thursday that “it’s truly an honor and a privilege to be selected.”
Federal magistrate judges hold preliminary hearings in felony cases, hear misdemeanor cases and preside over civil cases when both parties agree to it.
Smith said 99 attorneys applied for the two magistrate positions.
Greenberg and Ruiz are the second and third new federal magistrate judges appointed this year. Greg White retired from the federal bench in February and was replaced by Magistrate Judge Thomas Parker.