Victor J. Wolski
|Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims|
July 14, 2003 – July 14, 2018
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Bohdan A. Futey|
|Born||November 14, 1962|
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania (B.A., B.S.)|
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
Early life, education, and career
Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Vito and Eugenia Wolski, he was raised in Sayreville, New Jersey and graduated from Sayreville War Memorial High School in 1980. Wolski received a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and thereafter served as research associate to a supply-side economist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and at the Institute for Political Economy. In 1988, he served in the Reagan Administration as speech writer to Secretary of Agriculture Richard Lyng, and in 1989 he served in the administration of President George H. W. Bush, in the General Counsel's office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Wolski received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991, having served as president of the Federalist Society and as a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review. From 1991 to 1992, he served as law clerk to Judge Vaughn R. Walker on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Wolski then became an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation until 1997, where he was counsel of record at the petition stage in Suitum v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 520 U.S. 725 (1997). He was also general counsel to the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Wolski served as tax counsel to Senator Connie Mack (R-FL), a member of the United States Senate Committee on Finance. He was General Counsel and Chief Tax Adviser to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress in 1999 and 2000. From 2000 to 2003, Wolski was an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firms Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal and Cooper & Kirk.
Federal judicial service
On September 12, 2002, President George W. Bush nominated Wolski to a seat on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The nomination was not acted on by the U.S. Senate, but Wolski was renominated January 7, 2003, and confirmed by U.S. Senate on July 9, 2003. He assumed senior status on July 14, 2018.
- United States Court of Federal Claims page on Victor J. Wolski.
- Joint Committee on Printing, Official Congressional Directory, 2011-2012: 112th Congress, p. 875-76.
- Acker, Michael. "Inductees include boro officials, judge, diver; Second annual round of SWMHS inductions scheduled for May" Archived 2014-10-12 at Archive.today, Suburban, April 13, 2006. Accessed October 1, 2015. "Wolski graduated from Sayreville with the class of 1980. He was raised in the borough and is now a federal judge living and working in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area since 2003."