Justice J. Michael Eakin

Term

January 2011 to December 2018

Education

  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1970
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975

Military Experience

  • 28th Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 1971-77

Professional Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney, Cumberland County, 1975-83
  • Private law practice, Eakin & Eakin, 1980-89
  • District Attorney, Cumberland County, 1984-95
  • Widener University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Elected a judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, 1995
  • Elected a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2001

Memberships and Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court, 1994-2001; Chair, 1999-2001
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Executive Committee; Education Chair, 1987-95; President, 1992-93
  • Pennsylvania District Attorney Institute, Board Member, 1987-95; President, 1994-95
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • State Police Youth Camp, Troop H Camp Cadet, Inc.

Awards and Honors

  • National College of District Attorneys, Lecturer of Merit Award, 1990
  • Dickinson School of Law, Career Achievement Award, 2000
  • Widener University, Honorary Degree of Law, 2005