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Jack Panella

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Jack Panella
Current Court Information:
Pennsylvania Superior Court
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $
Active:   1993-2023
Past position:   Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge
Past term:   1991-2003
Personal History
Born:   1955
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   St. John's University, 1977
Law School:   Catholic University, 1980
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  Superior Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Pennsylvania
Election information 2013:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/5/2013
Retention vote %:  69.2% ApprovedA

Jack A. Panella is a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He was elected to the court in November 2003, effective January 9, 2004. He was retained in 2013 for a term that expires in 2023.[1]


Panella received his bachelor's degree from St. John's University in 1977. He received his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1980.[2]


Awards and associations


  • Author, The Pennsylvania Sexual Violence Benchbook, which was published in December 2007.[1][4][5]
  • Author, The Pennsylvania Benchbook on Crimes of Sexual Violence, Magisterial District Court Edition, published in January 2011[6]



Panella was retained to the Superior Court with 69.2% of the vote on November 5, 2013.[7][8]

Bar Association rating

Yes check.svg The Pennsylvania Bar Association recommended Panella for retention.[9]


Panella ran for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the state's 2009 partisan elections. He ran as a Democrat and was endorsed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.[10][11][12]

Candidate IncumbentElection %
Joan Orie Melvin ApprovedA No53.1%
Jack Panella No46.8%

See also

External links


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