Lawrence J. Vilardo
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Assumed office
October 29, 2015
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byRichard Arcara
Personal details
Born (1955-06-06) June 6, 1955 (age 66)
Buffalo, New York
EducationCanisius College (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Lawrence Joseph Vilardo (born June 6, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Biography

Vilardo was born on June 6, 1955, in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Canisius High School and then received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, in 1977 from Canisius College. He received a Juris Doctor magna cum laude, in 1980 from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Judge Irving Loeb Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1980 to 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he was an associate at the law firm of Damon Morey LLP. From 1986 to 2015, he was a founding partner of the law firm of Connors & Vilardo, LLP., where he conducted a wide range of civil and criminal litigation in State and Federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.[1][2][3][4][5]

Federal judicial service

On February 4, 2015, President Obama, on the recommendation of Senator Chuck Schumer,[6] nominated Vilardo to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, to the seat vacated by Judge Richard Arcara, who took senior status on January 3, 2015.[7][2] He received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6, 2015.[8] On June 4, 2015 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[9] On October 26, 2015 the United States Senate voted in favor of final confirmation by a vote of 88–0.[10][11] He received his judicial commission on October 29, 2015.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts". whitehouse.gov. 4 February 2015 – via National Archives.
  2. ^ a b Zremski, Jerry (4 February 2015). "Obama officially nominates Vilardo for federal judgeship".
  3. ^ "Welcome to Connors, LLP – Connors, LLP". www.connors-vilardo.com.
  4. ^ "Lawrence Joseph Vilardo Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com". www.martindale.com.
  5. ^ a b "Vilardo, Lawrence Joseph – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  6. ^ "Vilardo has Schumer's backing for federal judgeship". 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. 4 February 2015 – via National Archives.
  8. ^ "United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". www.judiciary.senate.gov.
  9. ^ "Results of Executive Business Meeting – June 4, 2015" (PDF).
  10. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session". www.senate.gov.
  11. ^ Petro, Michael (October 28, 2015). "Vilardo finally confirmed for federal judgeship by Senate". Buffalo Business First. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard Arcara
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
2015–present
Incumbent