Senior Judge Lillian Harris Ransom




  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Temple University (M.Ed) in Early Child Education
  • Hampton University (B.S.) Early Childhood Education

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor: Harris Stowe State College (Missouri)
  • Adjunct Professor: Norfolk State University (Virginia),
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (1995-2016)
  • Private Law Practice (1982-1995)

Memberships and Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • National Bar Association – Judicial Council
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • Clifford Scott Green Chapter – Judicial Council
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges

Awards and Honors

  • Judge Doris May Harris Image Award
  • A. Leon Higginbotham Award
  • Barristers’ Association Presidential Award
  • Madame C.J. Walker Award – National Association of Black Women
  • Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award
  • National Judicial Council Presidential Award