Title: Federal Judge
Company: United States District Court
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Judge Walter H. Rice, Federal Judge at the United States District Court, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in adjudication.
A lover of American history, Judge Rice had always known he would pursue law. He initially pursued a formal education at Northwestern University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. He subsequently earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. In 1963, he was admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio.
Judge Rice began his career as an assistant county prosecutor for Montgomery County, Ohio. Throughout the remainder of the 1960s, he continued to work directly for clients in both the Gallon & Miller firm, where he was an associate, and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, where he was the 1st assistant. In 1970, Judge Rice became a judge for the Dayton Municipal Court. This role opened his eyes to an entirely different side of legal work. After adjudicating for the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas from 1971 until 1980, he relocated to the United States Southern District Court of Ohio. He has remained there since, though his titles have changed slightly, as he is now the chief judge.
In light of his accomplishments, Judge Rice is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Politics, and Who’s Who in the Midwest. As a further testament to his success, in 2019, he earned the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2020, he became a recipient of the Marquis Humanitarian Award.
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