Grove City, Ohio , United States
|| May 03, 1959
Apr 20, 2021 12:07am
|Info||Franklin County Treasurer |
Five Time Jeopardy Winner!
Attorney at Law. Specialty in constitutional and appellate litigation. By special appointment from the U.S. Justice Department, argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court. Executive Counsel, Friends of the Homeless; Executive Counsel, National Association of Legal Aid Programs. Member of Gore Recount Legal Team in Florida (November-December 2000).
Democratic nominee and candidate for Ohio Attorney General, 1998.
Ohio State Solicitor, 1993-94. Conducted and supervised all of the State?s appellate work for the Ohio Attorney General, particularly in the U.S. and Ohio Supreme Courts; personally handled dozens of cases involving important commercial and criminal issues. Chair, National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Working Group on Federal Preemption.
Adjunct Professor of Law, The Ohio State University College of Law, 1989-current. Courses in State Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Legislative Process, U.S. Supreme Court Practice.
State Representative, 33rd Ohio House District, 1991-92. Sponsor, Ohio Community Service Education Act; Ohio Uniform Commercial Leasing Act; Ohio Environmental Siting Disclosure Act. Sponsor or Subcommittee Chair on extensive crime legislation enacted into law.
Law Clerk, Justices Byron R. White and Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court.
J.D. with Honors, The University of Chicago Law School (1986). Mecham Scholar (full academic scholarship). Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
M.A. with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Oxford University (1983). George C. Marshall Scholarship. Varsity ?Blue? in Basketball, British Champions.
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Michigan State University (1981). Legal & Political Theory Major. Full academic scholarship. Phi Beta Kappa. Captain, MSU ?College Bowl? team, national all-star.
Born May 3, 1959 in Columbus; attended public schools in Grove City; served as Chaplain for the Grove City chapter of DeMolay. Married to Peggy Cordray, professor at Capital University Law School. Twin son and daughter, Danny & Holly Cordray, born 10/18/98. Father Frank Cordray (retired) was program director at Orient Developmental Center for the mentally retarded; mother Ruth Cordray (deceased) founded first foster grandparent program for the mentally retarded in Ohio.