Judge, Magisterial District Court, Marshalls Creek, PA.
Elected in 2005 and reelected in 2011 and 2017.
Issue arrest and search warrants, conduct arraignments and probable cause hearings, set bail, take guilty pleas, preside over trials in criminal and civil cases, and impose sentences and civil judgments.
Chief Judge, Magisterial District Judges Association, Monroe County.
Chairman, Committee on Court Structure, Procedure, and Administration, Magisterial District Judges Association, Monroe County.
Member, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Monroe County.
Adjunct Professor, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA.
Teach American Constitutional Law as well as criminal justice courses, such as American Legal System, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Law, and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice.
Attorney, Public Defender Office, Stroudsburg, PA.
Tried felony and misdemeanor cases before juries, authored motions and briefs, and presented oral argument in pretrial, trial, and appellate level cases, including cases in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Legal Intern, Main Street Legal Services, Inc., Flushing, N.Y.
Researched law, prepared memoranda of law, and drafted legal documents, including wills, trusts, and health care proxies.
J.D., The City University of New York Law School at Queens College.
Oralist, Philip C. Jessup Moot Court.
Editor, International Law Student Association Journal.
President, Student Bar Association.
M.A., International Studies, Economics Concentration, University of Connecticut.
3.8 grade point average.
Senator, Graduate Student Senate.
A.B., Political Science, History, and Political Philosophy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
phi beta kappa.
magna cum laude.
A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Scholarship.
Dean’s List (eight semesters).
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
A Proposed Rule 131 Change, thejudgeforum.com (2021).
Rethinking 1970's Court Reform: Magisterial District Court or Central Court?, thejudgeforum.com (2020).
Rethinking 1970's Court Reform: Magisterial District Court or Central Court?, The Journal of Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania, Volume XLII, No. 9 (2020).
Central Courts in Pennsylvania, Report to Monroe County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, 2012.
Defense of a Credit Card Action From District Justice Level Through the Court System, Presentation to Monroe County Bar Association 3rd Annual Pro Bono Conference, 2012.
Pro Bono Tenant Representation, Presentation to Monroe County Bar Association 1st Annual Pro Bono Conference, 2010.