Benita Yalonda Pearson

Personal

Birthday: 
1963
Birthplace: 
Cleveland, OH
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
Law clerk, Hon. John Manos, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Ohio, 2000-2008

Education

Name of School: 
Georgetown University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1985
Name of School - Second: 

Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

The mission of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is to foster a more just society through legal education, service, and scholarship. The Law School provides the opportunity for a rigorous legal education, enabling a diverse population of students to become accomplished, ethical citizen-lawyers who will make significant contributions to the region, the nation, and the world.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1995

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Court Name: 

Ohio Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/27/2010
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2008-2010

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