Judicial Portraits
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Ricardo M. Urbina Urbina, Ricardo M.

Portait Ceremony
Program of Ceremony: June 2, 2016

Dates Served
1994 - 2012

Biographical Sketch
Born 1946 in New York, NY


Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2011. Service terminated on May 31, 2012, due to retirement.

Education:
Georgetown University, B.A., 1967
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, District of Columbia Public Defender Service, 1970-1972
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1972-1974
Professor and director, Criminal Justice Program, Howard University School of Law, 1974-81
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1994

Artist
Bo Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Described by Tom Butler in the book Bo Bartlett, Heartland, Mr. Bartlett is "an American realist with a modernist vision. . . . He looks at America's heart - its land and its people - and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.. .. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike narrative works."