Leadership

Current Officers

2021-2022 Executive Committee and Solicitor

SCJAP Past Presidents

2020 – 2021Daniel E. Baranoski
2019 – 2020Michael J. Defino, Jr.
2018 – 2019Michael J. Cabry, III
2017 – 2018John H. Fishel
2016 – 2017Suzanne C. Mack
2015 – 2016Joseph D. Homanko, Sr.
2014 – 2015Thomas G. Miller
2013 – 2014Frank Peranteau, Sr.
2012 – 2013Joseph S. Lindsey
2011 – 2012Carmine W. Prestia, Jr.
2010 – 2011Mark A. Bruno
2009 – 2010Donna R. Butler
2008 – 2009Isaac H. Stoltzfus
2007 – 2008Fred A. Pierantoni, III
2006 – 2007Richard G. King

2005 – 2006James K. Reiley
2004 – 2005Martin R. Kane
2003 – 2004Richard M. Cappelli
2002 – 2003Jay H. Weller
2001 – 2002M. Kay Dubree
2000 – 2001Edward M. Lewis
1999 – 2000Samuel J. Magaro
1998 – 1999Linda M. Baumunk
1997 – 1998Charles Clement, Jr.
1996 – 1997Catherine Hummel Fried
1995 – 1996Daniel George
1994 – 1995Dennis R. Joyce
1993 – 1994Mary Jane Fuller
1992 – 1993Sherwood Grigg
1991 – 1992C. Roger McRae

1990 – 1991John T. Sachaezenski
1989 – 1990Kevin R. Dwyer
1987 – 1989Andrew Barilla, Jr.
1985 – 1987John T. Jeffers
1983 – 1985James Russo
1981 – 1983Anthony Truscello
1980 – 1981Harry Randall
1979 – 1980Richard Reeser
1977 – 1979Bernard J. Regan
1975 – 1977Joseph J. Maura
1974 – 1975Charles J. Francisus
1973 – 1974Ralph Breneiser
1972 – 1973John R. Blackman
1972Robert Keller

Current District Officers

2020-2021 Governing Board

The Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania is divided into twelve (12) districts. Each District elects its own District President and District Director. The government and management of the SCJAP is vested in the Governing Board, which is comprised of the President, two (2) Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, twelve (12) District Presidents and twelve (12) District Directors.

DistrictDistrict PresidentDistrict Director
1Andrew F. FishRita J. Marwood
2Mark S. JacobKelley Gillette-Walker
3Gary WhitemanJames Edgcomb
4David BarillaSuzanne Brainard
5Edward C. HoweWilliam T. Fullerton
6Richard KingThomas G. Miller
7Ronald J. Haggerty, Jr.Joshua P. Kanalis
8Wendy MellotSandra Stevanus
9Jennifer J. P. ClancyJohn H. Fishel
10Kristina AnziniKaren C. Devine
11John R. BaileyChristopher R. Mattox
12Frank W. Peranteau, Sr.Maurice Saylor

District No. 1

Erie County
Crawford County
Forest County
Mercer County
Vanango County
Warren County

District No. 2

Cameron County
Centre County
Clearfield County
Clinton County
Elk County
McKean County
Mifflin County
Potter County

District No. 3

Bradford County
Columbia County
Lycoming County
Montour County
Northumberland County
Snyder County
Sullivan County
Tioga County
Union County

District No. 4

Lackawanna County
Luzerne County
Pike County
Susquehanna County
Wayne County
Wyoming County


District No. 5

Armstrong County
Beaver County
Butler County
Clarion County
Indiana County
Jefferson County
Lawrence County

District No. 6

Allegheny County

District No. 7

Fayette County
Green County
Washington County
Westmoreland County

District No. 8

Blair County
Bedford County
Cambria County
Fulton County
Huntingdon County
Somerset County


District No. 9

Adams County
Cumberland County
Dauphin County
Franklin County
Juniata County
Lancaster County
Lebanon County
Perry County
York County

District No. 10

Berks County
Carbon County
Lehigh County
Monroe County
Northampton County
Schuykill County

District No. 11

Chester County
Delaware County
Philadelphia County

District No. 12

Bucks County
Montgomery County


511

Magisterial District Judges (MDJs)

Special Court Judges in Pennsylvania

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  • 512 Magisterial District Judges (MDJs)
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  • 83 Senior Magisterial District Judges
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  • 27 Philadelphia Municipal Court Judges (PMCJs)
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  • 4 Senior Philadelphia Municipal Court Judges
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  • MDJs receive a total of 19,040 hours of Continuing Legal Education Annually
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  • Phila MCJs receive a total of 372 hours of Continuing Legal Education Annually
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67

Counties

Located Across PA

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  • Population of 12.8 Million People
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  • 67 Counties
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  • 2,561 Municipalities
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  • 1,546 Townships
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  • 958 Boroughs
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  • 56 Cities
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2245000

Approximate Annual Case Filings

For PA Magisterial District Judges

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  • 2,800,000 New Case Filings
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  • 207,000 Criminal Cases
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  • 130,000 Civil Cases
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  • 97,000 Landlord/Tenant Cases
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  • 1,570,000 Traffic Cases
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  • 238,000 Non-Traffic Cases
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  • 7,000 Emergency PFAs
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$287

Million

Magisterial Judges in PA collect annually

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  • $180 Million Disbursed to State
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  • $44 Million Disbursed to Counties
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  • $34 Million Disbursed to Local Municipalities
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  • $4 Million Disbursed to Victims for Restitution
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  • $870,000 Credit for Community Service
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