February 14, 2022 / Press Release

Alumna attorney Caroline Gentry appointed as magistrate judge for U.S. District Court

Porter Wright announces that former Dayton litigation partner Caroline Gentry has been appointed as magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division at Dayton. She was sworn in on Feb. 7 for a term of eight years.

“We are excited for Caroline’s new opportunity as she joins other Porter Wright alumni on the federal bench,” shared Tami Kirby, partner-in-charge of Porter Wright’s Dayton office. “Caroline was an exceptional part of our team, and we know she will bring steadfast integrity, skill and fairness to her new role as magistrate judge.”

During her time at Porter Wright, Caroline practiced in litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits and drone law. She teaches at Sinclair Community College, has served on several nonprofit boards in the greater Dayton area and recently finished her appointment as First Vice President of the Dayton Bar Association.

A graduate of Yale Law School and Kalamazoo College, Gentry has been recognized by Best Lawyers® and Ohio Super Lawyers® “Top 25 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers.”