Judges Have Enormous Power

On May 19 use yours!

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.

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

Primary Candidates


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 Fletman
  • Highly RecommendedChris Mallios
  • Highly RecommendedKai Scott
  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedWayne M. D. Bennett
  • RecommendedJames F. Berardinelli
  • RecommendedMarissa Brumbach
  • RecommendedLucretia Clemons
  • RecommendedMichael Fanning
  • RecommendedVince Giusini
  • RecommendedLeon Goodman
  • RecommendedDaine Grey, Jr.
  • RecommendedJoshua Hill
  • RecommendedLeon A. King, II
  • RecommendedAnthony Kyriakakis
  • RecommendedJodi Lobel
  • RecommendedThomas Martin
  • RecommendedChris McCabe
  • RecommendedVincent N. Melchiorre
  • RecommendedBrian T. Ortelere
  • RecommendedRainy Papademetriou
  • RecommendedMia Roberts Perez
  • RecommendedKen Powell
  • RecommendedStephanie M. Sawyer
  • RecommendedJennifer Schultz
  • RecommendedStella Tsai
  • RecommendedBetsy Wahl
  • RecommendedDeborah Watson-Stokes
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not RecommendedFranklin A. Bennett, III
  • Not RecommendedTangie M. Boston
  • Not RecommendedStarr Marshall Cash
  • Not RecommendedWilliam J. Ciancaglini
  • Not RecommendedScott DiClaudio
  • Not RecommendedFrances Fattah
  • Not RecommendedVincent Furlong
  • Not RecommendedShanese Johnson
  • Not RecommendedEdward William Louden, Jr.
  • Not RecommendedRania Major
  • Not RecommendedJon Marshall
  • Not RecommendedTracy B. Roman
  • Not RecommendedLynne M. Summers
  • Not RecommendedSherman Toppin
  • Not RecommendedSandjai Weaver
  • Not RecommendedLyris Younge

Philadelphia Municipal Court

  • Recommended:
  • RecommendedMatthew Perks
  • RecommendedJoffie C. Pittman
  • RecommendedDaniel R. Sulman
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not RecommendedFranklin A. Bennett, III
  • Not RecommendedChristian DiCicco
  • Not RecommendedChristine Hope
  • 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.