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Mehalchick Nominated To U.S. District Court For PA’s Middle District

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman announced that President Joe Biden has nominated Judge Karoline Mehalchick to serve on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mehalchick is the Chief United States Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where she has served since 2013. Previously, Judge Mehalchick was a partner at Oliver, Price & Rhodes from 2008 to 2013. She was an associate at the firm from 2002 to 2007. Judge Mehalchick served as a law clerk for Judge Trish Corbett on the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas from 2001 to 2002. She received her J.D. from Tulane Law School in 2001 and her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1998.

“From her 10 years as a Magistrate Judge on the federal bench to her appointment by Chief Justice Roberts to the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct to her work in the community helping seniors and children, Judge Mehalchick has devoted her life and career to serving Pennsylvanians and advancing the cause of justice,” said Casey. “Her deep sense of community, vast courtroom experience, and commitment to the rule of law make her make well-qualified for this critical role and I look forward to voting to swiftly confirm her.”

“Judge Mehalchick is a dedicated public servant with an extensive history serving Pennsylvania,” Fetterman said. “She has proven in her 10 years as Chief United States Magistrate Judge to be fair, wise, and just and I will be voting in support of her confirmation.”

The Middle District of Pennsylvania extends over 21,907 square miles (approximately 47% of the state) from the New York border in the north to the Maryland border in the south. The District contains 33 counties with approximately 3.2 million residents and includes the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Williamsport, and State College urban areas.

The following counties are in the District: Adams, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.


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