Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart
Judge Minehart received his B.A. from Temple University in 1969 and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1976.
In 2003 Judge Minehart joined the bench of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. His assignments included the Felony waiver program 2003-2004; gun court from 2004-2005; homicide trial division January 2005 to 2013; supervising judge-criminal trial division, November 2013 to February 2016 and Felony Majors Program, February 2016 to present.
From 1971 through 1978, Judge Minehart served as a juvenile probation officer in Philadelphia and was responsible for supervision and rehabilitation ofjuvenile delinquents.
In 1978 Judge Minehart joined the Philadelphia district attorney's office, trial division, Philadelphia, where he worked in the juvenile court unit, felony waiver unit and rape unit from 1978-1981. In 1981 he joined Deasey Scanlon and Bender Ltd., practicing with the firm until his return to the district attorney's office in 1983. Judge Minehart served in the Major Felony Program and Career Criminal Program from 1983-1986. He was appointed chief of the Major Trial Unit and supervised 36 attorneys in the prosecution of major felonies until his departure in 1990.
Judge Minehart was the founding partner of Powell and Minehart, P.C., specializing in criminal and civil litigation, practicing with the firm until his appointment to the bench.
Judge Minehart was an instructor and lecturer in criminal justice and juvenile justice at Holy Family College in Philadelphia, from 1984-1988.
Judge Minehart was appointed to the Court of Judicial Discipline in September 2016.