Judge Mary Jane Bowes


January 2012 to December 2029


  • 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
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Bloomsburg University, Chair, Council of Trustees
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association, President
  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Former Commissioner
  • PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee, Former Co-Chair, Member
  • 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

  • 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