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Andrew Hurwitz's Biography


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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Post Office Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-3939

Full Name:

Andrew David Hurwitz



Birth Date:


Birth Place:

New York, NY

JD, Yale University, 1972

AB, Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1968

No political experience information on file.

Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012-present

Vice Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, 2009-2012

Confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, June 12, 2012

Nominated by President Barack Obama, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, November 2, 2011

Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, 2003-2009

Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University, 1977-1980, 1988, 2002, 2004

Attorney, Osborn Maledon, 1995-2003

Lawyer, Private Practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1974-1980, 1983-2003

Distinguished Visitor, Arizona State University, 2001

Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I, 1994, 1996, 1998

Visiting Professor of Law, Civil Procedure, Arizona State University, 1994-1995

Attorney, Meyer Hendricks Victor Osborn and Maledon, 1974-1980, 1983-1995

Chief of Staff, Governor Rose Mofford, 1988

Chief of Staff, Governor Bruce Babbitt, 1980-1983

Served, Connecticut Army National Guard, 1969-1975

Served, United States Army Reserve Specialist 5, 1969-1975

Law Clerk, Honorable Potter Stewart, United States Supreme Court, 1973-1974

Law Clerk, Honorable J. Joseph Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,, 1972-1973

Law Clerk, Honorable Jon O. Newman, United States District Court, District of Connecticut,, 1972

Member, American Law Institute, 2002-present

Member, Arizona Town Hall

Member, Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

Member, Princeton Alumni Schools Committee

Former Member, Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee, 2004

Director, Arizona State University Research Park, 1989-2003

Board of Directors, Children's Action Alliance, 1999-2003

Co-Chair, Transition Team, Governor Janet Napolitano, 2002

Member, Arizona Board of Regents, 1988-1996

President, Arizona Board of Regents, 1992-1993

Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, State Bar of Arizona, 1985-1990

Chair, Street Environment Committee, City of Phoenix, 1989-1990

Board of Directors, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, 1986-1988

Chair, Neighborhood Improvement Committee, City of Phoenix, 1986-1988

Examination and Bar Review Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 1986-1987