Judge Judith Ference Olson


January 2020 to December 2029


  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.), 1982
  • Saint Francis University (B.A.), 1979

Professional Experience

  • Elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, 2008-09
  • Private law practice, 1984-2008
  • Judicial law clerk to Honorable Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982-84

Memberships and Associations

  • Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee
  • Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • St. Francis University, Board of Trustees, Vice Chairperson
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Bishop’s Pastoral Council, Former Member
  • American Heart Association, Former Board Member

Awards and Honors

  • St. Thomas More Award, 2022
  • Earl G. Harrison Community Service Award, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in Business Litigation, 2004-08
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Inducted 2004
  • Community Champion Award, 1998