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Mark Raymond Hornak
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   10/19/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Donetta Ambrose
Personal History
Born:   1956
Hometown:   Homestead, PA
Undergraduate:   University of Pittsburgh '78
Law School:   University of Pittsburgh Law '81

Mark Raymond Hornak is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He joined the court after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, Hornak was a partner at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and has held the position since 1989.

Early life and education

Hornak received a B.S. from University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and a J.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1981.[1]

Professional career

  • 1982-2011: Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1989-1993: Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 1981-1982: Law clerk, Hon. James M. Sprouse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1981-1982[2]

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Mark Raymond Hornak
 Court:Middle District of Pennsylvania
 Progress:Confirmed 322 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:12/1/2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:6/22/2011
DefeatedDQFRs:
DefeatedDReported: 
ApprovedAConfirmed:10/19/2011
 Vote:

On December 1, 2010, President Obama nominated Hornak to the seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania vacated by Donetta Ambrose.[2][1] President Obama had this to say about the nominations made on December 1, 2010, “These outstanding candidates have shown an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers. They all have long and distinguished records of service, and I am pleased to nominate them to continue serving the American people on the District Court bench.”[1]

Hornak received a rating of "Unanimously Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. His hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee occurred on June 22, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and Questions for the Record available here.[3]

Hornak's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. The Senate Judiciary committee recommended Hornak on July 21, 2011 and he was confirmed by a Senate voice vote on October 19, 2011.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Donetta Ambrose
Western District of Pennsylvania
2011–Current
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
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