The Commonwealth Court was created in 1970 as a result of the Constitutional Convention of 1967-68. The Court was expanded to nine judges in 1977.

In 2000, the Court celebrated its 30th Anniversary with over 200 people attending a dinner in Harrisburg.

(L to R): Former Judge (and original member of the Commonwealth Court) Glenn E. Mencer receiving a gift from President Judge Joseph T. Doyle at the Court’s 30th Anniversary dinner in 2000.

On June 22, 2010, the Historical Society helped the Commonwealth Court celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a reception and dinner.

Pictures from the Commonwealth Court's 40th Anniversary Reception and Dinner
at the Harrisburg Crowne Plaza on June 22, 2010:

Dinner at the Crowne Plaza with 160 people in attendance


Jonathan Vipond (President Judge Bowman's first law clerk) on left, and Senior Judge Jim Flaherty


From L to R: Former Chief Clerk Chip Hostutler, former law clerk Sean Welby, and Judge Dan Pellegrini


Penn State University Dickinson School of Law Professor Harvey Feldman (left) and
Senior Judge Keith Quigley


Former Senator Robert Jubelirer and Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer


From L to R: Former President Judge Bowman Law Clerk Kevin McKeon, Judge Kevin Brobson, Common Pleas Court Judge and former President Judge Bowman Law Clerk Rick Gray


From L to R: Attorney Matthew Creme, Jr., Judge Robin Simpson, Judge Patricia McCullough,
Judge Johnny Butler


From L to R: Deputy General Counsel Greg Dunlap, Former Justice William Lamb, Deputy Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Tom Darr


Commonwealth Court Chief Clerk Mike Krimmel and his wife Jeannie Krimmel


From L to R: Secretary Lynn Walker, Fomer Secretary Shirley Romberger, and her husband Ken Romberger


From L to R: Secretary Lynn Walker, Former President Judge Ted Doyle, Former Law Clerks Bob Shea and Mark Morrow


Deputy Attorney General Alexis Barbieri announcing the recipients of the annual Barbieri Awards to two students from PSU Dickinson School of Law and Widener Law School for excellence in Administrative Law


Senior Judge Barry Feudale and his wife Violette


From L to R: Master of Ceremony and former Prothonotary Dan Schuckers and Justice Max Baer


From L to R: Lycoming County Judge and former PJ Bowman Law Clerk Rick Gray, President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter, Senator Stewart Greenleaf


From L to R: Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Representative Thomas Caltagirone, President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter


President Judge Leadbetter


Former President Judge Ted Doyle


Pennsylvania Bar Association Officer Matthew Creme, Jr. and President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter


President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter and Master of Ceremony and Former Prothonotary Dan Schuckers




Last updated 12/7/19



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