William T. Bodoh
Judge Bodoh joined Frost Brown Todd LLC on January 5, 2004 as Counsel in the Firmâ€™s Columbus, Ohio office.
Judge Bodoh was initially appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio on June 10, 1985 and began a second 14-year term on June 9, 1999.
He served as Chief Judge for the Northern District of Ohio from July 1, 2001 until December 31, 2003.
He also served as a Judge on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Sixth Circuit.
Prior to his appointment to the Bench, he was a partner at the law firm of Manchester, Bennett, Powers & Ullman Co., LPA in Youngstown, Ohio, Corporate Staff Attorney for The East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland, Ohio, Assistant Operations Counsel of Capital Finance Corporation of Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Attorney General of Ohio.
Judge Bodoh is a former President of Ohio State's Moritz College of Law Alumni Society and has served on The College of Lawâ€™s National Council since 1971.
Judge Bodoh was a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Associationâ€™s Alumni Advisory Council from 1986-1992, serving as its Chair in 1990-1992 and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Alumni Association in 1990-1992.
In 2002, he
was honored with the William K. Thomas Distinguished Jurist Award conferred by the Moritz College of Law of The Ohio
He is a frequent lecturer on trial, constitutional and bankruptcy subjects and has written extensively on constitutional and bankruptcy issues for various law journals.
He is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University, where he teaches complex Litigation and Chapter 11 corporate Reorganization.
is nationally known for his
expertise in steel industry cases and has been called, â€œThe Judge of Steelâ€
decisions have guided the bankruptcies of LTV Steel Company, Inc., Phar-Mor, Inc., Concord Steel, WCI Steel, CSC, Inc., and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation
to name a few.
understanding of both labor-management relations, environmental issues, and complex massive proceedings have made him a magnet for some of the largest bankruptcy filings in the nation.