WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today voted in favor of confirming Frank W. Volk to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Senate confirmed Volk unanimously.

“I’m so glad to see Frank confirmed today. I know he’ll serve West Virginia honorably on the District Court bench. His extensive experience and temperament make him uniquely qualified to fill this seat. With the bipartisan vote cast today, it’s clear senators on both sides of the aisle saw those quality in Frank as well. I thank Judge Volk for his continued service to West Virginia.”   

BACKGROUND: Senator Capito recommended Volk’s nomination to President Trump. Now being confirmed by the Senate, Volk 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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