Judge Jill Rangos

Judge Rangos was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in 2003 by Gov. Edward G. Rendell and subsequently elected to serve a full 10-year term. Initially assigned to the Family Division, juvenile section, in 2008 she was reassigned to the Criminal Division. She is the Supervising Judge of the Allegheny County Grand Juries and serves on the Sex Offenses specialty court. Effective Jan. 2, 2019, she was appointed Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division.

Prior to her tenure on the court, Judge Rangos served as a law clerk for the Honorable Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. in the Federal District Court and as a civil litigation attorney at Thorp, Reed & Armstrong and Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir in Pittsburgh.

She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and the Women’s Bar Association, on which she served a term as president. From 2009 to 2019 she served on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, including one term as Vice Chair.

Committed to civic engagement, Judge Rangos has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Fellows of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Board of Trustees of The Pressley Ridge Schools, the Advisory Board of the Vietnam Veteran’s Leadership Program and the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. She continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the John. G. Rangos Sr. Family Charitable Foundation.

Judge Rangos received her B.A. in English and Political Science from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review.