WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded President Trump’s nomination of Frank W. Volk to serve as a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Senator Capito recommended Volk’s nomination to President Trump and issued this statement regarding his nomination: 

“Frank has served West Virginia honorably as a bankruptcy judge and as a law clerk to several of our state’s most distinguished jurists. He has demonstrated his commitment to treating litigants fairly and upholding the rule of law through his years of service to our federal courts. Frank’s temperament, extensive background, and legal expertise make him well suited for a promotion to the District Court bench. I am pleased that President Trump has accepted my recommendation to nominate Frank to continue his judicial service.”   

BACKGROUND: If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Frank W. Volk of West Virginia will serve as a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, filling the vacancy created when Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., took senior status.    

Volk currently serves as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.  He was appointed to his current position as a bankruptcy judge by the Judges of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

Volk is an alumnus of the West Virginia University College of Law, where he attained the Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review. Volk clerked for several highly regarded West Virginia judges, including the late U.S. Circuit Judge M. Blane Michael, the late Chief U.S. District Judge Charles H. Haden, U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., and West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret L. Workman. He has also served for over a decade as an instructor at the WVU College of Law, teaching classes in federal civil rights and bankruptcy. 

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