In December 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit appointed Dennis Terez as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio. From 1998 to 2006, he served as an assistant federal public defender for that district. Before moving into criminal practice, Prof. Terez was a litigation partner with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P., where his practice covered a broad range of private commercial and contractual disputes, bankruptcy litigation for large and small corporate entities, and public institutional litigation. Prior to his work in Cleveland, Prof. Terez worked in the Washington, D.C., offices of two major New York City firms. He is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (summa cum laude, valedictorian) and the University of Michigan Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif). After his graduation from law school in 1985, Prof. Terez served as law clerk to the late Chief Judge Frank J. Battisti (NDOH). In addition to his legal studies in this country, Prof. Terez has studied law in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and at The Hague Academy on an American Bar Association scholarship program. Prof. Terez has published articles in numerous law reviews and law journals. He also is author of Baldwin's Ohio Statutory Charges and coauthor of Baldwin's Ohio Civil Practice.