College of Law

Donna M. Grill

Lecturer in Law

Donna M. Grill is currently an assistant federal public defender in the Toledo branch of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio. Grill joined the Office of the Federal Public Defender in March of 2008, when the branch office opened in Toledo. As an assistant federal public defender, she is lead trial counsel in numerous types of cases, including drug conspiracy, gun possession, bank robbery, embezzlement, and fraud. Prior to joining the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Grill was in private practice for most of her career with a primary focus on criminal defense in state, federal and juvenile courts and a secondary focus on family and juvenile law.

Grill has a juris doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a bachelor of science in business administration from Bowling Green State University. Grill has been admitted to practice in the State of Ohio since 1993 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Grill teaches advanced criminal law simulation at Toledo Law.

Last Updated: 8/12/19