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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||05/11/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Norman Moon|
|Past post:||Western District of Virginia, Magistrate|
|Past term:||1/23/2004 - 5/11/2011|
|Undergraduate:||College of William and Mary 1978|
|Law School:||University of Virginia Law, J.D., 1981|
Michael F. Urbanski is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in December 2010. Previously, Urbanski was a federal magistrate judge for the court, a position he was appointed to on January 23, 2004.
Early life and education
Judge Urbanski began his career in 1981 as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge James Turk of the Western District of Virginia. The following year he joined the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C., where he worked until 1984.
Western District of Virginia
|Court:||Western District of Virginia|
|Progress:||Confirmed 162 days after nomination.|
|ABA Rating:||Unanimously Well Qualified|
On December 1, 2010, Urbanski was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia by President Barack Obama.
Urbanski's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress.President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011.
Urbanski was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 16, 2011, and you can find his Hearing Transcript here. He was moved out of committee on March 10, 2011.
- News: Judge Elevated to United States District Court, May 13, 2011
- Official website of the Western District of Texas
- Judge Urbanski's Biography from Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Virginia
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