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Urbanski and Wright Allen recommended for judgeships

Virginia’s two U.S. Senators have recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski of Roanoke and federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk for two vacant federal district judgeships in Virginia.

Urbanski has served as a magistrate judge in the Western District since 2003. He is being advanced as a successor to District Judge Norman Moon of Lynchburg, who will take senior status next month.

Wright Allen has experience as a federal prosecutor, public defender, and Navy JAG officer. She is recommended for the seat of District Judge Jerome Friedman of Norfolk, who takes senior status in November.

By Peter Vieth

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