Portman, Brown Applaud Senate Confirmation of David DeVillers for U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applaud the confirmation of David DeVillers to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio has three office locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, and handles federal cases that arise in the 48 southern counties in Ohio.

David DeVillers has the unique qualifications that are needed to lead as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District,” said Portman.  “His legal background combined with his skill set addressing complex legal issues, make me confident that he will serve the citizens of Ohio well.  I’m pleased to see the Senate confirm him and look forward to working with him to address the synthetic opioid epidemic impacting our state, combat human trafficking, and stop violent crime in our communities.”

“David DeVillers is a seasoned attorney and dedicated public servant who has long served the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said Brown. “As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Southern District of Ohio, I know that that he will conduct his efforts faithfully and fairly execute our nation’s laws.”

“I am grateful to the Senate for confirming me to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and to Senators Portman and Brown for recommending me for this position,” said DeVillers. “I am honored by their confidence in me and look forward to continuing to serve Ohio in this new role.” 

NOTEMr. DeVillers is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Ohio. He has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than 17 years. He also served as an Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney with the Franklin County Prosecutors Office from 1992 to 2002. Mr. DeVillers has prosecuted a variety of federal offenses with an emphasis on organized crime, murder and other crimes of violence. Mr. DeVillers served as the Department of Justice’s Resident Legal Advisor to the Republic of Georgia from 2010 to 2012 and as a Legal Advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal in the prosecution of Saddam Hussein and other members of the former Iraqi regime from 2006 to 2007. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York College at Oswego and his J.D. from Capital University Law School.

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