Paul Ramon Matia
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 25th district
January 1, 1979-December 31, 1982
|Preceded by||Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Lee Fisher|
January 5, 1971-December 31, 1974
|Preceded by||John Weeks|
|Succeeded by||Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio|
November 18, 1991 – December 31, 2004
|Appointed by||George H.W. Bush|
|Preceded by||new seat|
|Succeeded by||Christopher A. Boyko|
Paul Ramon Matia (born 1937) is a former United States federal judge.
Matia was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Western Reserve University in 1959. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1962. He was in private practice in Fairview Park, Ohio from 1962 to 1963. He was a law clerk, Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio from 1963 to 1966. He was an Assistant state attorney general of Ohio from 1966 to 1969. He was an Administrative assistant to state attorney general of Ohio from 1969 to 1970. He was in private practice in Fairview Park, Ohio from 1971 to 1974. He was a Member, Ohio State Senate from 1971 to 1975. He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1985. He once again served in the state senate from 1979- He was a Vice president, Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates from 1982 to 1984. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio from 1985 to 1991.
Matia was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Matia was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 1991, and received his commission on November 18, 1991. He served as chief judge from 1999 to 2004. During his time as a judge, he was notable for restoring John Demjanjuk's United States citizenship in 1998 but later revoking it in 2002 after a new trial. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2004. Matia's service ended on May 31, 2005, due to retirement. Matia now works for the Porter Wright Morris & Arthur law firm in its Cleveland office.
- Paul Ramon Matia at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Matia's profile at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur