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Leeson, Joseph F., Jr.

Born 1955 in Allentown, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 16, 2014, to a seat vacated by Eduardo C. Robreno. Confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014, and received commission on December 5, 2014.

DeSales University, B.A., 1977
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:

Private practice, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1980-2014
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1981-2014
Office of the Solicitor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1985-2013; Personnel Appeals Board solicitor, 1985-1990; Industrial Development Authority solicitor, 1991-2004; General Purpose Authority solicitor, 2004-2013
Solicitor's Office, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1991-2003; city council solicitor, 1991-1998; city solicitor, 1998-2003
Solicitor, East Allen Township, Pennsylvania, 2006-2014
Tax hearing officer, Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, 2011-2014
Alternative zoning solicitor, Borough of Bangor, Pennsylvania, 2011-2014
Solicitor, Board of Ethics, Easton, Pennsylvania, 2013-2014