Cleveland-Marshall College of Law moot court teams will present oral arguments in preparation for competition.
Justice Karen Nelson Moore
Hon. Justice Karen Nelson Moore sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Moore received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1970, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and her law degree from Harvard Law School, also magna cum laude, in 1973. She clerked for Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1973 to 1974, and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.
Judge Moore was an instructor for the International Tax Law Program at Harvard Law School from 1972 to 1973. She was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1977, and then served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University Law School from 1977 to 1995. Moore was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1990 to 1991.
President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Moore on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert B. Krupansky. She was confirmed by the United States Senate in a voice vote on March 24, 1995, and received her commission on March 29,
Justice William O’Neill
Hon. Justice William O’Neill sits on Supreme Court of Ohio. He joined the court in 2013. Prior to becoming a justice, Justice O’Neill served on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals from 1997 until 2007. He was most recently a registered nurse at Hillcrest Hospital, an affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is also a former army officer, Vietnam veteran, and was both a newspaper and television reporter.
Justice O’Neill is a graduate of Ohio University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Huron School of Nursing. Before being elected to the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, Justice O’Neill was an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio from 1984 to 1996, representing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Industrial Commission of Ohio. In private practice, he founded O’Neill & Brown in Geneva, Ohio, where he represented small businesses and individuals in both civil and criminal cases.
Justice O’Neill is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. He served as the commanding officer of the Armored Cavalry Troop from Painesville, and retired from the Ohio National Guard as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Lieutenant
Justice Richard Markus
Hon. Judge Richard M. Markus is a retired judge who sat on the Eighth District Court of Appeals.Judge Markus earned his bachelor of science at Northwestern University in 1951, before going on to earn his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1954.
Judge Markus began his legal career as an appellate attorney in the civil division at the United States Department of Justice. He then went on to become a partner at several law firms. Judge Markus became a judge at South Euclid Municipal Court from 1968-1975. He then acted s judge at Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court from 1976-1980. During this time, Cleveland Press series, "Judging the Judges," ranked him first among 34 Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges in 1978. He received multiple awards from the Ohio Supreme Court for Outstanding Judicial Service, and received the Outstanding Jurist Award from the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. Judge Markus sat on the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Eighth Appellate District from 1981-1989, where he was the Chief Justice from 1986-1987.