Judge Lori A. Dumas


January 2022 to December 2031


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Dean’s List
  • Contributing Editor, Law Review, 1991
  • Duke University, BA., 1989
  • Cornell University, Diversity and Inclusion Executive Certificate
  • University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government, Board Governance Executive Certificate

Professional Experience

  • Elected Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 2021
  • Judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, 2002-2021, (Family, Criminal and Civil Divisions)
  • Vice-President/General Counsel, Wordsworth Academy, 2000-2002
  • Private Law Practice 1993-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Temple University, Westchester University, Peirce College, 2007-2011

Memberships and Associations

  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Board Member and Presenter
  • Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
  • National Bar Association, Judicial Council, Clifford Scott Green Chapter
  • International Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
  • First Judicial District Elder Task Force
  • National Trainer and Speaker on issues involving Human Trafficking
  • American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia County Bar Associations