President Judge Anne E. Lazarus


January 2020 to December 2029


  • Temple University School of Law, LL.M, 1986
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1972

Professional Experience

  • Elected Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, 1991-2009
  • Lawyer, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, 1991
  • Legal Counsel, Orphans’ Court Division, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, 1980-91
  • Adjunct Professor, Temple University School of Law; Widener University School of Law; National Institute of Trial Advocacy and National Judicial College
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Chairperson, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee, Judicial Canons of Ethics, 2010-2012
  • Chair, Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board, 2013-present; Vice-Chair, 2012-2013 and Member, 2010-2012

Memberships and Associations

  • American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • American Judges Association
  • Temple American Inn of Court, Past-President
  • Brandeis Law Society Foundation, President, 2013-present
  • Brandeis Law Society, Past-President

Awards and Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Services for the Public Judge’s Award
  • Brandeis Law Society, Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award
  • PLAN of PA – Bernard White Community Service Award
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Sandra Day O’Connor Award, 2013