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