About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge Michael Haubner
Judge Haubner is a 1981 graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Business Management from Maryville University in St. Louis. Judge Haubner is a member of the California and Illinois State Bars.
From September 1996 until his arrival at FERC in January 2013, Judge Haubner was an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review at the Social Security Administration. Prior to that he was in private practice in San Diego, CA, and served as a San Diego Superior Court Arbitrator and Settlement Judge pro tem.
Judge Haubner served on active duty in the United States Navy Judge Advocate Generalís Corps from April 1981 to September 1985. During his last two years of active duty he was assigned as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Judge Haubner also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring in 2003 as a Navy Captain. He is also a former adjunct law professor, and has published thirty professional articles. Judge Haubnerís continuing professional education includes completion of the NITA (National Institute of Trial Advocacy) program on Expert Witnesses, and Civil Mediation training and certification at the National Judicial College.