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

August 14, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded President Trump’s decision to nominate David DeVillers for the position of 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. DeVillers must now be confirmed by the full U.S. Senate.

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, makes him a strong candidate for this position.  I am confident that he will serve the citizens of Ohio well.  I look forward to his approval by the full Senate so that we can work together 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 public servant who has long served the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in serving Ohio’s Southern District,” said Brown.

“I am grateful to President Trump for nominating me to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and to Senators Portman and Brown for recommending me to the President 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 2006-2007.    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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