Arthur Schwab

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Arthur Schwab
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Station:   Pittsburgh, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   09/17/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Maurice Cohill, Jr.
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate:   Grove City College, Pennsylvania, A.B., 1968
Law School:   U. of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1972
Military service:   U.S. National Guard 1968 - 1978



Arthur Schwab is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native Pennsylvanian, Schwab graduated from Grove City College with his bachelor's degree in 1968 and later graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1972. Schwab also served in the US Army National Guard from 1968 to 1978.[1]

Professional career

Schwab had two stints as a Law clerk first with a private practice firm in the State of Pennsylvania in 1972 and for former Federal Chief Federal Appeals Judge Collins Seitz at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia from 1972 to 1973. Schwab spent the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1973 to 2002. Schwab worked for at Reed Smith LLP from 1973 to 1990 serving as the Deputy Head of the Litigation Group and the founding Chair of its TECHLEX (technology law) Group. Schwab later joined Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation in the Fall of 1990 as Chair of Litigation from 1990 to 1999 and then as Chief Counsel of Complex Litigation Cases from 2000 to 2002. Also Schwab has served as a Adjunct professor at Grove City College since 2001[2].

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

On the unanimous recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, Schwab was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2002 to a seat vacated by Maurice Cohill, Jr. as Cohill assumed senior status. Schwab was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 13, 2002 on a unopposed 92 to 0 vote and received commission on September 17, 2002[3].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Maurice Cohill, Jr.
Western District of Pennsylvania
2002–Current
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
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