D. Brock Hornby served on the U.S. District Court, District of Maine for 36 years. In February 2022, he took inactive senior status on the court. He formerly was a Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and a U.S. Magistrate for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. Before joining the bench, he was a partner at the firm of Perkins, Thompson, Hinckley & Keddy in Portland, Maine, and a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Judge Hornby was elected to the ALI in December 1979 and was elected to the Council in May 1996. He serves as Chair of the Awards Committee, and was previously an Adviser on the Restatement Third, Agency project and the Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment project.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and his law degree from Harvard. After law school, he clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
EDUCATION: University of Western Ontario, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.