President Trump nominates BWC administrator, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge for federal judicial roles
On April 10, 2018, in his 12th wave of judicial nominees, President Trump nominated Ohio’s Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Sarah Daggett Morrison.
Appointed by Governor Kasich, Administrator Morrison oversees the investment of $25 billion and an agency staff of 1,800. Prior to her appointment, she served for four years as the general counsel and chief ethics officer of the BWC. Before entering state service, Morrison was a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where she practiced complex civil and commercial litigation.
If confirmed, Administrator Morrison will serve as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
President Trump also nominated Judge Pamela Barker in the General Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas for a position. If confirmed, Judge Barker will serve as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Judge Barker has over 18 years of judicial experience, as well as 29 years of experience representing individuals, small businesses and corporations with an emphasis on insurance litigation.