Mark Raymond Hornak
|Mark Raymond Hornak|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||10/19/2011 - Current|
|Preceded by:||Donetta Ambrose|
|Home State:||Homestead, PA|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Pittsburgh '78|
|Law School:||U. 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 in 2011 with an appointment from Barack Obama. Prior to appointment, he was a partner at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and has held the position since 1989.
Early life and education
- Law clerk, Hon. James M. Sprouse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1981-1982
- Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1989-1993
- Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1982-2011
Western District of Pennsylvania
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.” 
Judiciary committee hearing
Nomination returned to President
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.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Pennsylvania