History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Tucker, Petrese B.
Born 1951 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thomas N. O`Neill, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on June 1, 2000. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

Education:
Temple University, B.A., 1973
Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Lawrence Prattis, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1976-1978
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1977-1978
Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986
Adjunct professor, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 1984-1985
Senior trial attorney, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1986-1987
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1987-2000

 

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