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Mark R. Hornak

Mark R. Hornak

56th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by the Honorable Donetta W. Ambose; Confirmed by the Senate on October 19, 2011; received commission on October 19, 2011; entered on duty on November 21, 2011.

Professional Career:
Law Clerk, Hon. James Marshall Sprouse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 1981-82
Private practice, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1982-2011
Solicitor, Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 1994-2011
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh, 1989-1993
Elected Member, American Law Institute
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation

University of Pittsburgh B.A., cum laude, 1978
National Merit Scholar 1974-1978
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1981
Editor-in-Chief, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1980-1981

Born March 31, 1956 in Homestead, PA

Personal Interest:
Fellow and Past-Governor, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 1995-present
Member and President, Board of School Directors, Steel Valley (PA) School District, 1983-1993
Firefighter / Battalion Chief / Emergency Medical Technician, Munhall Volunteer Fire Department, 1974-1993
Basketball Official, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, 1974-1979