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October 15, 2010

Spokane – Today, Michael C. Ormsby was sworn-in as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington. Mike Ormsby was nominated by President Barrack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 2010.

Mike Ormsby has been a partner at K&L Gates, LLP since 1988. He advised public entities and governmental institutions on municipal finance and other legal matters. He has also served on the Spokane Public School Board and the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees. He started his legal career as an associate attorney at Lukins & Annis P.S., where he worked from 1981 to 1988. Mike Ormsby graduated from Gonzaga University in 1979 and the Gonzaga University School of Law in 1981. Mike Ormsby has been active in a number of professional and civic matters, including:

  • President, Spokane County Bar Association, 1991-1992
  • Chair, Pro Bono Project, Spokane County Bar Association, 1984-1988
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Spokane County Bar Association, 1988-1992
  • Member, Executive Committee of Board of Directors and General Counsel, Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2008
  • Member, board of directors, Spokane Public Schools, 1975-1983
  • Member, City of Spokane Planning Commission, 1979
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Washington University, 1985-2002; chair, 1987 and 1995
  • Member, Board of Joint Center for Higher Education in Spokane, 1990-1998
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Spokane County, 1988-1991
  • Chairman, State Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, 1987-1993
  • Member of Board of Directors and Secretary, Inland Northwest Foundation, 2002-2007
  • President, Sunrise Valley Rotary Club, 1995-1996
  • General Counsel, Spokane Valley Center, 1997-2005
  • Member, board of directors, Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1994

United States Attorney, Michael C. Ormsby said, β€œIt is with great honor and humility that I assume this office. I look forward to maintaining and preserving the fine reputation the office has for upholding the law and administering equal justice to all.”

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