If confirmed, Eric E. Murphy of Ohio will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Eric Murphy currently serves as the State Solicitor of Ohio in the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, a position that he has held since 2013. In that role, Mr. Murphy has briefed and argued numerous cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of the State of Ohio. Previously, he practiced in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Jones Day as part of the Issues and Appeals Group. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Murphy served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He later served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Murphy earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.
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