Joseph Leeson Confirmed to PA Eastern District Court in Bipartisan Fashion
The Senate approved Leeson by a vote of 76-16.
The 14th judge the pair has confirmed to the Pennsylvania District Federal Branch, Leeson’s qualifications were discussed at length by Casey and Toomey.
“I am pleased that the Senate has come together in a bipartisan fashion to confirm Joseph Leeson to the federal bench,” stated Casey. He continued, “Jay Leeson is an outstanding lawyer with extensive experience and an excellent record. In addition to having a highly respected career in the practice of law, he has also demonstrated an abiding commitment to public service. I’m confident he will serve the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with distinction.”
Toomey was similarly effusive adding that “This is a great day for the city, and I am confident that Mr. Leeson will excel on the federal bench. I will continue working with Senator Casey to recommend well-qualified judges to serve the people of Pennsylvania.”
Leeson, a native of Allentown, earned his undergraduate degree from DeSales University and his J.D. from Catholic University School of Law.