Senior Judge James J. Fitzgerald, III




  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.), 1966
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), 1962

Professional Experience

  • Appointed a senior judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Appointed Administrative Judge of the Trial Division, 2002
  • Elected a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, 1989
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, former Executive Vice President, 1986-89
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, former Chief Counsel, 1980-81
  • Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia, 1967-79

Memberships and Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Villanova Law American Inn of Court, Past President
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Brehon Law Society

Awards and Honors

  • Brehon Law Society, Lifetime of Achievement Award, 2007
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Award, 2007
  • Philadelphia Flag Day Association Annual Citizens Award, 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania, Alumni Merit Award, 1989