President Judge Emeritus, Susan Peikes Gantman


January 2014 to December 2023


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., M.A., cum laude, 1974

Professional Experience

  • President Judge of Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2014-19
  • Elected a judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2003, commenced service January 5, 2004
  • Senior member and Co-chair, Family Law Section, Cozen & O'Connor, 1998-2003
  • Partner, Sherr, Joffe & Zuckerman, 1991-98
  • Private law practice, 1981-91
  • Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County, 1978-81
  • Solicitor, Montgomery County Housing and Community Development
  • Solicitor, Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, 1978-2002
  • Judicial law clerk, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, 1977-78

Memberships and Associations

  • American, Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Taxis Circle
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Villanova University School of Law, Inns of Court, Master

Awards and Honors

  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Law Day
  • The Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia
  • Montgomery County Bar Association – Honor for Service to the Community
  • Women of the Year 2014 – Women in the Profession – Presented by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Anne X. Alpern Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession
  • Juvenile Advisory Association Award
  • Bond of Faith, Temple Beth Hillel Beth El
  • Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, Outstanding Service Award
  • Margaret Richardson Award, Montgomery County Bar Association