Mark R. Hornak
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania|
October 19, 2011
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Donetta Ambrose|
March 31, 1956 |
Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pittsburgh|
Mark Raymond Hornak (born March 31, 1956) is a judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Early life and education
Born on March 31, 1956 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, Hornak earned a bachelor's degree in 1978 from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
From 1981 until 1982, Hornak served as a law clerk to Judge James Marshall Sprouse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Charleston, West Virginia.
From 1982 until 1988, Hornak served as an associate at the Pittsburgh law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. From 1988 until his federal judicial confirmation, he has been a partner with the firm, specializing in civil litigation, labor and employment law, media defense and governmental representation. For 15 years, he also was solicitor of the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
Federal judicial service
On December 1, 2010, President Obama nominated Hornak to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania that had been created by the transition to senior status in November 2010 by Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.
The United States Senate confirmed Hornak in a voice vote on October 19, 2011. He received his commission that same day.
Hornak has been married since about 1981. He has five children.
- Lawyer Central profile
- The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (December 1, 2010). "President Obama Names Seven to United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
- The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (December 1, 2010). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
- Roddy, Dennis B. (December 3, 2010). "Federal judicial nominee Hornak faces stiff test in Senate". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
- Mark R. Hornak at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania