Sept. 10, 2018: Marilyn J. Horan was confirmed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Horan, of Pennsylvania, is currently a Judge for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, where she has worked since 1996. Before her election to the bench, Horan worked for seventeen years as a lawyer at the Butler, Pa., law firm of Murrin, Taylor, Flach and Horan, where her practice included all areas of civil litigation, family and domestic relations, orphans court practice, business and estate planning, administrative law, and bankruptcy. Horan received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.