Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge
The Chester County Court of Common Pleas is a mid-level general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, Pa. This court, which was established in 1722, reviews all major criminal and civil cases, appeals from the minor courts including traffic matters and matters involving children and families. The Court of Common Pleas consists of 11 full time judges, who serve 10-year terms, and 2 senior judges. The Court supervises Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Domestic Relations, Bail Agency, Court Reporters and the Law Library. The Court oversees and provides administrative services to the 17 magisterial district court offices that comprise the Magisterial District Court system in Chester County.
B.A.in Economics, with minors in mechanical engineering and mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
- J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, 2004.
-Magisterial District Judge for East & West Bradford Twps. and part of West Chester Borough.
-Founder and managing member of Binder&Canno, LLC - a commercial litigation law firm.
-Co-author of Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence,10th Ed. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
-Former law clerk to Judge Cavanaugh of the Superior Court and Justice Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
-Community activist - board member of the Chester County OIC, prior board member of the West Chester Area School District.
Undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
-Law Degree from Harvard Law School.
-Deputy District Attorney at Chester County District Attorney's office.
-17 years of trial experience and public service seeking justice for victims from all backgrounds, neighborhoods and communities in Chester County.
-2017 recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Beau Biden Shield Award in recognition for work investigating public corruption at Coatesville Area School District, including prosecution and conviction of the Superintendent and Athletic Director for theft and ethics violations.
-2018 Chester County Prosecutor of the Year.
-magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
Pennsylvania State University.
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
-Over 15 years of service to Chester County in the DA's office and 22 years of legal experience.
-Lifelong Pennsylvania resident.
-Racially diverse family, married over 21 years with 2 public school educated children.
-Veteran with over 12 years of service. Army enlisted and Air Force officer.
-Rated "Qualified" by the Chester County Bar Association.
Temple University School of Law, graduated 1994
Judicial Experience: Served 8 years as Magisterial District Judge in Chester County after Previously working as both a prosecutor and civil litigator.
Proven Candidate: Re-Elected with strong bi-partisan support after winning both the Democratic and Republican primaries in 2017.
Shared Values: Believes that justice must be fair and also requires compassion.
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