Morgenstern-Clarren, Pat Ellin

Born Cleveland, Ohio 1952


Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division
Appointed Bankruptcy Judge December 1, 1995

Reappointed Bankruptcy Judge November, 2009
Appointed to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit, 1999 (4-year term)
Appointed Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, January 2012


London School of Economics (LL.M. 1979 with Mark of Distinction)
Case Western Reserve University Law School (J.D. 1977, Order of the Coif)
University of Michigan (A.B. Political Science 1974)


Professional Career:
Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Morgenstern-Clarren was a partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks (complex litigation and health care). She clerked for the Honorable Jack Grant Day, Eighth Appellate District of Ohio (1977-1978).


Professional Memberships:
American Law Institute
Society of Benchers, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
American, Cleveland, Ohio Women’s, and Ohio State Bar Associations; National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges