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Chad F. Kenney, District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • December 20, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed: October 11, 2018
  • Age: 62

Career

  • President Judge, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, PA (2003-Today)
  • Sheriff, Delaware County, PA (1998-2003)

Education

  • Villanova University, B.A.,
  • Temple University, J.D.,
    • Temple Law Review

Links


 
Susan Paradise Baxter, District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • December 20, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed: August 28, 2018
  • Age: 61

Career

  • Magistrate Judge, District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (1995-Today)
  • Court Solicitor, Erie County Court of Common Pleas (1992-1995)
  • Partner, Cole, Raywid, & Braverman (now Davis Wright Tremaine LLP) (1989-1992)
  • Associate, Cole, Raywid, & Braverman (now Davis Wright Tremaine LLP) (1983-1986)

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (1978)
  • Temple University, M.Ed. (1980)
  • Temple University School of Law (1983)

Links


Joshua Wolson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 15, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: May 02, 2019
  • Age: [unavailable]

Career

  • Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP (2008 – present)
    • Litigation Group
    • Co-Chair, Plaintiffs’ Rights Practice Group
    • Member, Executive Committee
  • Associate, Covington & Burling LLP (2000 – 2008)
    • Litigation Group
    • Antitrust Group

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (1999)
    • cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (1996)
    • magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Jan E. DuBois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania(1999 – 2000)

Links


John M. Gallagher, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 16, 2019
  • Confirmed: December 19, 2019

Career

  • Federal Prosecutor, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2004 – present)
  • White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Justice (2000 – 2001)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County NY (1997 – 1998)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County NY (1994 – 1996)
  • Various positions, Miami and Philadelphia police departments (1989 – 1994)

Education

  • New York Law School; J.D.
  • Long Island University; B.S.

Links

https://ballotpedia.org/John_Gallagher_(Pennsylvania_federal_judicial_nominee)


John Milton Younge,U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: July 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: (Unknown)

Career

  • Judge – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (1995 – Current)
  • Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia (1985 – 1995)
  • Solo practitioner (1982 – 1985)

Education

  • Howard University Law School (1981)
  • University of Nevada – Masters of Judicial Studies (2011)
  • Boston University – B.S. (1977)

Links


Karen Spencer Marston, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: August 14th 2019
  • Confirmed: December 19, 2019

Career

  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Chief of the Office’s Narcotics and Organized Crime
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Adjunct Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
  • Davidson College; B.A.

Links


Christy C. Wiegand, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: February 12, 2020
  • Confirmed: September 9, 2020

Career

  • Deputy Chief, Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant United Sates Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Private Practice, Arnold & Porter LLP

Education

  • Cornell Law School; J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • Princeton University
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Brooks Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Links


 
Marilyn Jean Horan, District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • December 20, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed: September 06, 2018
  • Age: 63

Career

  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas for Butler County (1996-Today)
  • Partner, Murrin, Taylor, Flach, & Horan (1982-1996)
  • Associate, Murrin, Taylor, Flach, & Horan (1979-1982)

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., magna cum laude (1976)
  • University of Pittsburg School of Law, J.D. (1979)

Links


Nicholas Ranjan,U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: July 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 10, 2019
  • Age: (Unknown)

Career

  • K&L Gates LLP – Equity Partner (2005 – Current)
    • Global pro bono and diversity committees
  • Ohio Attorney General solicitor’s office – Simon Karas Fellow (2003 -2004)

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (2003)
    • Cum laude and Note Editor of the Michigan Law Review)
  • Grove City College (2000)
    • Summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Deborah L. Cook, S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit(2004-2005)

Links


Scott Hardy

William Scott Hardy, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: December 2, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 27, 2020

Career

  • Law, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. [2010 – present]
  • Law, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School; J.D. [1996]
  • Allegheny College; B.A. [1993]
    • magna cum laude

Links


Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Philpott Wilson, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 13, 2019
  • Confirmed: November 7th, 2019
  • Age: 44

Career

  • Partner, Philpott Wilson LLP (2009 – present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Penn State Dickinson School of Law (2011 – 2012)
  • Trial attorney, United States Department of Justice’s Tax Division (2005 – 2009)
  • Associate, Chadbourne & Park LLP (2003 – 2005)

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2001)
    • summa cum laude
    • Brooklyn Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Editor
  • Swarthmore College B.A. (1997)
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Julio Fuentes, United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (2002-2003)
  • Judge Jon McCalla, United States Court of Appeals for the Western District of Tennessee (2001-2002)

Links


William Stickman

William Shaw Stickman IV, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 13, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 40

Career

  • Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC (2007 – present)
    • Partner (2013 – present)
    • Associate (2007 – 2013)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Duquesne University (2007)
  • Associate, Reed Smith LLP (2005 – 2006)

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law; J.D. (2005)
  • Duquesne University; B.A. (2002)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Chief Justice Ralph Cappy, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2006 – 2007)

Links


Stephanie L. Haines, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 5, 2019 
  • Confirmed: September 11, 2019

Career 

  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2007 – Present) 
  • State Headquarters JAG Attorney, West Virginia National Guard (2013 – Present) 
  • 130thAirlift Wing Staff Staff Judge, West Virginia Air National Guard (2008 – 2013)
  • 130thAirlift Wing Deputy Staff Judge, West Virginia Air National Guard, (2005 – 2008) 
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia (2002 – 2007) 
  • Appellate Defense Attorney, United States Army Reserve Legal Services Agency (2002 – 2005) 
  • Appellate Defense Attorney, United States Army, Defense Appellate Division (1999 – 2002) 
  • Legal Assistance Attorney, 101stAirborne Division, Air Assault, United States Army (1996 – 1999)  

Education 

  • United States Air Force Air War College: nonresident Air University Diploma (2016)
    • Distinguished Excellent Graduate
  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D. (1995)
  • Juniata College, B.A. (1992) 

Clerkships 

  • President Judge Eugene E. Fike, II, 16thDistrict, Somerset County Court of Common Pleas, Somerset, PA(1995 – 1996)

Links 


Robert J. Colville
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Robert J. Colville, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nomination

  • Nominated: March 5, 2019 
  • Confirmed: December 19, 2019
  • Age: 54

Career 

  • Judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas (2000 – Present) 
    • Civil Division (2003 – present) 
    • Family Division (2002 – 2003) 
    • Juvenile Division (2000 – 2002) 
  • Adjunct Professor, LaRoche College (2003 – Present) 
  • Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline (2012 – 2016) 
  • Associate, Piertragallo, Bosick & Gordon (1994 – 1999) 

Education 

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (1992) 
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, B.A. (1989)

Clerkships 

  • Justice Ralph J. Cappy, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1992 – 1994) 

Links

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