Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Obama in 2012. Judge Hurwitz had previously served as a Justice and then Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, to which he was appointed by Governor Napolitano in 2003. Judge Hurwitz received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973-74. Before joining the Supreme Court, Judge Hurwitz was a partner in the Phoenix firm of Osborn Maledon for almost 30 years. He has argued two cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Hurwitz served as Chief of Staff to Governors Bruce Babbitt and Rose Mofford. He was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents from 1988-96, and served as President of the Board in 1992-93. Judge Hurwitz has regularly taught at the Arizona State University College of Law. Judge Hurwitz delivered the Willard H. Pedrick lecture at the College of Law in 1999. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence.
A.B., Princeton University
J.D. Yale University