D. Brock Hornby

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David Brock Hornby (born April 21, 1944) is a federal judge serving on the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Hornby received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1965, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1969. He was a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1969 to 1970. He was an Associate professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1970 to 1974. He was in private practice in Portland, Maine from 1974 to 1982 before serving as a United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine from 1982 to 1988. He was an Associate justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1988 to 1990.

Nominated by President George H. W. Bush on March 6, 1990, to a seat vacated by Conrad K. Cyr, Hornby was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27, 1990, and received his commission on April 30, 1990. He served as chief judge from 1996-2003.

Hornby was elected to the American Law Institute in 1979 and was elected to the ALI Council in 1996.[1]



Legal offices
Preceded by
Conrad K. Cyr
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Succeeded by
Nancy Torresen