Hon. Elizabeth A. Deavers
Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers received her B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy from the Ohio State University in 1989. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where she was Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review and Order of the Curia. Magistrate Judge Deavers entered private practice in 1994 as an attorney in the litigation department of the Columbus office of Bricker & Eckler, LLP. From 1997 to 2000, Judge Deavers served as a term law clerk to United States District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. She returned to Bricker & Eckler following her term clerkship. During her years in private practice, she was involved in complex commercial federal practice, ERISA, False Claims Act proceedings, asset-based health care financing, occupational safety and health law, workers’ compensation defense, civil rights litigation and class action practice. She returned to the Court as Judge Sargus’s career law clerk in 2002, where she served until taking the bench in 2010. Magistrate Judge Deavers was appointed to her first eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio on March 15, 2010.