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:   University 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.[1]

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 J.D. degree in 1972.[1]

Military service

Schwab also served in the US Army National Guard from 1968 to 1978.[1]

Professional career

  • 1973-2002: Attorney in private practice
  • 2000-2002: Chief Counsel of Complex Litigation Cases, Reed Smith LLP
  • 1990-1999: Chair of Litigation, Reed Smith LLP
  • 1973-1990: Deputy Head of Litigation Group and founding Chair of TECHLEX Group, Reed Smith LLP
  • 1972-1973: Law clerk for Judge Collins Seitz of the Third Circuit
  • 1972: Law clerk, firm in private practice[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 Judge Maurice Cohill, Jr.. Schwab was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 13, 2002, on a unopposed 92-0 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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