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Name Urbanski, Michael Francis
City Roanoke
State VA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Judge : Federal, Magistrate
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1956 in Livorno, Italy

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1956 in Livorno, Italy

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Norman K. Moon. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 2011, and received commission on May 13, 2011. Served as chief judge, 2017-present.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2004-2011

Education:
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1978
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. James C. Turk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1981-1982
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1982-1984
Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1984-2004

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, December 1, 2010; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) PB-VA-0004 : Harris v. McDonnell

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