Cleveland man nominated for U.S. Attorney

(CLEVELAND) - After calling for the resignations of most U.S. Attorney's around the country, President Trump now knows who he wants to lead the Cleveland office. President Trump nominated Cleveland attorney Justin Herdman to be the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

Herman, 41, is a partner at the Jones Day Law Firm and former Assistant U.S. Attorney. 

Both Ohio U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown are praising the nomination, which has to be approved by the senate. 

“Justin Herdman has the unique qualifications that are needed to lead as the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District,” said Portman.  “His legal, military, and public service background, combined with his skill set addressing complex legal issues, makes him a strong candidate for this position that 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 heroin epidemic impacting our state, combat human trafficking, and stop violent crime in our communities.”  

“Justin Herdman is an experienced prosecutor and public servant who has what it takes to serve Ohio’s Northern District,” said Brown. “He brings a broad range of experience to the table, which will help him tackle the important issues in northern Ohio like overseeing the consent decree in Cleveland and working to tackle our state’s opioid epidemic. I’m pleased to join Senator Portman in supporting his nomination.”

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