Judge Mary Jane Bowes

Term

January 2022 to December 2029

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1976

Professional Experience

  • Administrative Wiretap Judge
  • Lecturer, PBI
  • Elected Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • IT Corporation, corporate counsel, 1998-2001
  • Private law practice, 1986-98
  • Judicial law clerk, Superior Court Senior Judge John P. Hester, 1982-86
  • Judicial law clerk, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Henry X. O’Brien, 1981-82
  • Judicial law clerk, Superior Court Senior Judge Harry Montgomery, 1980-81
  • Private law practice, 1979-81

Memberships and Associations

  • Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, Member
  • Advisory Board, Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law, Duquesne University
  • PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee, Former Co-Chair, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Bloomsburg University, Former Trustee and Past Chair, Council of Trustees
  • PA Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee, Former Member
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association, President
  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Former Commissioner
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Ethics Committee, Former Member
  • St. Anthony Programs Board, Former Chair
  • Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation, Former Trustee
  • Allegheny County Finance and Development Commission, Former Board Member
  • St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Former Board Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, Former Co-president

Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Alumna, Bloomsburg University, 2022
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating
  • PBA Special Achievement Award, 2008
  • Pitt Law Women’s Association/Allegheny County Bar Association’s Marjorie Matson Woman of the Year Award, 2007
  • Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business Award, 1997
  • Elected to Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 1996

Publications

  • Article, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, “Up Close and Personal, Video Arguments before the Superior Court,” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, September/October 2020, Vol. 42, No. 5 edition.
  • Article, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, “Persuasive Citation and the Superior Court: The Time Has Come” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, July/August 2019, Vol. 41, No. 4 edition.
  • Article, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, “Thoughts from the Bench,” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, January-February 2016, Vol. 38, No. 1 edition.
  • Article, The Lawyers Journal, Allegheny County Bar Association, “How to Search for Superior Court Memorandum Decisions,” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, co-authored with Wake Forest Law School Student Megan Bode, September 12, 2008.
  • Article, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, “Private Justice or Public Right? Pennsylvania Superior Court Memoranda,” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, co-authored with Wake Forest Law School Student Megan Bode, September 12, 2008, Vol. 10, No. 19 edition.
  • Article, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Newsletter, On Review, “Applications for Reconsideration/Reargument,” by Judge Mary Jane Bowes, Spring 2007.
  • Article, “Liability Considerations in Emergency Medical Services: Adopting a Risk Management Approach” Co-authored with Professor Nathan Hershey, University of Pittsburgh, funded by the National Center for Health Services Research, 1978.