WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Steve Dettelbach and Carter Stewart for the positions of U.S. Attorney for Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, respectively. In July, President Obama nominated Brown’s recommendations for the positions of U.S. Attorney for both Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
“Both Steve Dettelbach and Carter Stewart have demonstrated professional achievements and an outstanding commitment to their communities,” Brown said. “
After consulting with Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), Brown recommended the appointments of Steven Dettelbach and Carter Stewart for U.S. Attorney this past March.
Dettelbach currently serves as a partner at Baker Hostetler in Cleveland and as a member of the Ohio Ethics Commission. Prior to joining Baker Hostetler, Dettelbach served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, adjunct law professor at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and law clerk to Federal Judge Stanley Sporkin. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. Dettelbach resides in Cleveland.
“Steve Dettelbach will excel as U.S. Attorney,” said Brown upon announcing his recommendation. “He received high marks for his work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District and prior to that in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a leader in handling civil rights cases throughout the nation. Steve demonstrated a commitment to diversity and public service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and I wholeheartedly recommend him for this position.”
Stewart is currently an associate with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, criminal defense, antitrust, and education law. Prior to joining Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, Stewart was an associate with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco. He has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, adjunct law professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose, and law clerk for U.S. District Court judges Raymond Finch and Robert Carter. Stewart earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
“Carter Stewart will bring the right combination of experience, commitment, and talent to the job of U.S. Attorney,” said Brown upon announcing his recommendation. “His prior service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney combined with his extensive litigation experience has given him the perspective and skills necessary to excel as U.S. Attorney.”
U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals are nominated by the President of the United States and must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Attorneys are responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government, the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party, and the collection of debts owed to the Federal government. U.S. Marshals are responsible for protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, and overseeing the Witness Protection Program, among other responsibilities.