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February 7, 2019

Report of the Autonomous Judiciary Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association

The following candidates for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, were rated by the Committee as:

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Daniel G. Ronca
Virgil B. Walker

These candidates possess superior qualifications to serve with distinction as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Each possesses an exceptional level of integrity, good moral character, industry, legal ability and experience, courtroom experience, and judicial temperament, to be rated as HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Each candidate, through these traits and his or her legal experience, commitment to justice, to the community, and to the practice of law, has earned this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating from the Committee.  A candidate may only earn the rating of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if eighty percent (80%) or more of those members of the Committee casting a ballot vote that candidate as “Highly Recommended.”

 

RECOMMENDED

Jeffrey P. Bates
Christopher J. Cerski
Michael Drossner
Henry S. Hilles, III
Katherine E. McGill
Patrick J. Moran
Nathan M. Murawsky
Mary C. Pugh
Melissa Schwartz Sterling

These candidates possess the qualifications to serve as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Each possesses the appropriate levels of integrity, good moral character, industry, legal ability and experience, courtroom experience, and judicial temperament, to be rated as RECOMMENDED.  Each candidate has the legal experience, commitment to justice, the community and the practice of law, to be rated as RECOMMENDED by the Committee.

 

About the Montgomery Bar Association’s Autonomous Judiciary Committee

In its present form since 1965, the Committee is an autonomous, self-governing, committee within the Montgomery Bar Association charged with the obligation to pass upon the qualifications of every candidate for the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and to advise the public accordingly.  The Committee is composed of the Association’s ten most recent Past-Presidents as well as elected rotating panels of 24 of the Association’s members-at-large.  The Committee’s members are lawyers of diverse background, ages, practices and geographic areas of Montgomery County and share nearly 1,000 years of collective legal experience.


About the Montgomery Bar Association

Established in 1885 to professionalize the county’s practice of law, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected bar associations, representing over 2,100 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Now, as then, the MBA exists to uphold legal and ethical standards in our legal community.  As the third largest Bar in Pennsylvania, the MBA has a longstanding tradition of service to its membership and the community.  For members, the MBA offers an important arena for networking, professional development and education.  For the community, the MBA serves as a trusted legal resource, offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need.  The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more.  For more information on the Montgomery Bar Association, visit www.montgomerybar.org.