Edwin Kosik

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Edwin Kosik
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Station:   Scranton, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   06/16/1986 - 07/14/1996
Senior:   07/15/1996 - Present
Preceded by:   Malcolm Muir
Succeeded by:   Yvette Kane
Past post:   Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Past chief:   1979 - 1986
Past term:   1969 - 1979
Personal History
Born:   1925
Hometown:   Dupont, PA
Undergraduate:   Wilkes College, B.A., 1949
Law School:   Dickinson Law, LL.B., 1951
Military service:   U.S. Army 1943 - 1946, Reserves 1975

Edwin Michael Kosik is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Kosik is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native Pennsylvanian, Kosik graduated from Wilkes College with his bachelor's degree in 1949 and later graduated from the Dickinson School of Law with his Law degree in 1951. Kosik served in the US Army as a Corporal from 1943 to 1946 and as a Reserve Colonel in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Kosik served in private practice licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1953 and 1958 to 1969. Also, Kosik joined the US Attorney's Office in 1953 as the Assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania until 1958. Also, Kosik served as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Workmen's Compensation Board from 1964 to 1969. In 1969, Kosik became a Common Pleas Judge for the Court of Common Pleas of the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1979 and later became President (Chief) Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1986.[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Pennsylvania

On the unanimous Recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and John Heinz III, Caldwell was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 14, 1986 to a seat vacated by Malcolm Muir as Muir assumed senior status. Kosik was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 13, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 16, 1986 before later assuming senior status on July 15, 1996.[1] Kosik was succeeded in this position by Yvette Kane.

Notable cases

"Cash for Kids" judge corruption trial (2009)

     United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (United States v. Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella, JR., 3:09-cr-28)

Judge Kosik presided in the trial of former Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judges Michael T. Conahan and Mark Civarella who pleaded guilty of corruption and bribery charges. On July 31, 2009, Judge Kosik denied the plea agreement over reports from federal prosecutors that the two former judges engaged in obstruction of justice.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Malcolm Muir
Middle District of Pennsylvania
1986–1996
Seat #4T
Succeeded by:
Yvette Kane


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