Michael Francis Urbanski

Personal

Birthday: 
1956
Birthplace: 
Livorno, Italy
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

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

Education

Name of School: 
College of William and Mary
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1978
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1981

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/13/2011
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2004-2011

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