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On May 19, you decide who becomes a judge in Philadelphia. Who's best for the bench? Ask the Philadelphia Bar Association. Our Judicial Commission's objective investigations rate candidates on their ability, integrity and judgment. Make an informed decision.

Philadelphia Bar Association Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention Ratings for 2015

Primary Candidates as of April 20, 2015


Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • Highly Recommended:
  • Highly RecommendedAnne E. Lazarus
  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedKevin M. Dougherty

Superior Court of Pennsylvania

  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedAlice Beck Dubow

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

  • Highly Recommended:
  • Highly RecommendedAbbe F. Fletman
  • Highly RecommendedChris Mallios
  • Highly RecommendedKai N. Scott
  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedJames F. Berardinelli
  • RecommendedLucretia Clemons
  • RecommendedMichael Fanning
  • RecommendedVincent Giusini
  • RecommendedLeon D. Goodman
  • RecommendedDaine A. Grey, Jr.
  • RecommendedJoshua Hill
  • RecommendedAnthony Kyriakakis
  • RecommendedJodi Lobel
  • RecommendedThomas Martin
  • RecommendedChristopher I. McCabe
  • RecommendedVincent Melchiorre
  • RecommendedBrian T. Ortelere
  • RecommendedRainy Papademetriou
  • RecommendedMia Roberts Perez
  • RecommendedKenneth James Powell, Jr.
  • RecommendedDaniel R. Sulman
  • RecommendedStella Ming Tsai
  • RecommendedBetsy Jo Wahl
  • RecommendedDeborah Watson-Stokes
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not RecommendedFranklin A. Bennett, III
  • Not RecommendedScott DiClaudio
  • Not RecommendedVincent W. Furlong
  • Not RecommendedShanese I. Johnson
  • Not RecommendedEdward W. Louden, Jr.
  • Not RecommendedJon Marshall
  • Not RecommendedTracy Brandeis Roman
  • Not RecommendedLynne M. Summers
  • Not RecommendedLyris F. Younge

Philadelphia Municipal Court

  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedMatthew Kent Perks
  • RecommendedJoffie C. Pittman
  • RecommendedDaniel R. Sulman
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not RecommendedFranklin A. Bennett, III
  • Not RecommendedChristian DiCicco
  • Not RecommendedSharon Williams Losier
  • Not RecommendedGary S. Silver

Appellate court ratings are issued only for those candidates who maintain a principal office or chambers in Philadelphia.