Marlon A. Primes has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for the past twenty-seven years. Mr. Primes works in the Cleveland office, where he handles a wide variety of complex civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Mr. Primes is the Immediate Past President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association ("CMBA"), which is one of the largest associations of lawyers and judges in Ohio. Mr. Primes is the first government attorney and first African-American attorney to serve as president of the CMBA. The CMBA was created eleven years ago from the merger of the Cleveland Bar Association, which was founded in 1873, and the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, which was founded in 1927. .
Mr. Primes also served as the Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Ohio State Bar Association and served as national Vice President of the National Bar Association, which is the oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges in the United States.
Mr. Primes received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1989, and he received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1986, where he was the outstanding black graduate, outstanding senior leader, and the outstanding graduate in broadcast news journalism. .
Mr. Primes was born and raised in Akron, and he currently resides in Cleveland Heights, with his wife, Kathi Howard-Primes. They are the proud parents of two adult chidren, Markus and Kayla Primes, who both live and work in Washington, D.C. .