Prior to taking his seat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Readler earned his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD, with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School. After graduating, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Alan Norris of the Sixth Circuit. Judge Readler then began work in the Columbus, Ohio office of Jones Day, spending ten years as a partner in the Issues and Appeals Group. While at Jones Day, Judge Readler appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts around the country, most frequently the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit. Judge Readler specialized in matters involving class action, constitutional law, education, regulatory, and tort issues. Judge Readler successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in McQuiggin v. Perkins on behalf of a pro bono client claiming actual innocence. His other pro bono representations include representing capital defendants before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Ohio, representing defendants sentenced to life in prison before the Sixth Circuit, and challenging dismissals of claims filed by pro se litigants. Before joining the Sixth Circuit, Judge Readler served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, from 2017 to 2019. In that role, Judge Readler lead and supervised the Department’s largest litigating division and actively briefed and argued several cases on behalf of the United States in federal courts across the country, including high-profile cases significant to the Administration and the Department. In March 2019, Judge Readler was confirmed to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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