PA Bar Recommendations

Each candidate requesting an evaluation by the PBA JEC is eligible to receive a rating of “Highly Recommended,” “Recommended” or “Not Recommended.”

These are the PBA JEC’s ratings for the potential candidates:

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – 

Highly Recommended
Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, Tioga County (retention)

Judge Judith F. Olson, Allegheny County

Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, Allegheny County

Superior Court of Pennsylvania – 

Highly Recommended
Judge Emil A. Giordano, Northampton County
Judge Deborah A. Kunselman, Beaver County
Judge H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., Montgomery County
Judge Paula A. Patrick, Philadelphia County
Judge Lillian Harris Ransom, Philadelphia County
Judge Carl A. Solano, Philadelphia County
Craig W. Stedman, Lancaster County

Albert J. Flora Jr., Luzerne County
Judge Wade A. Kagarise, Blair County
Judge Maria C. McLaughlin, Philadelphia County
Judge Carolyn H. Nichols, Philadelphia County

Not Recommended
William F. Caye II, Allegheny County

Not submitted for evaluation

Mary Murry does not appear on the list. It does not appear she has Judge experience.

  • Allegheny County Magisterial District Judge
  • practice attorney for over 20 years specializing in estate planning & administration
  • Recommended by LIFEPAC & PA PRO-Life Federation
  • Recommended by Firearm Owners Against Crime



Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania – 

Highly Recommended
Judge Joseph M. Cosgrove, Luzerne County
James C. Crumlish III, Montgomery County
Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon, Delaware County
Matthew L. Wolford, Erie County

Rep. Bryan E. Barbin, Cambria County
W. Timothy Barry, Allegheny County
Judge Ellen H. Ceisler, Philadelphia County
R. Todd Eagen, Lackawanna County
Paul N. Lalley, Allegheny County
Kenneth J. Suter, Dauphin County

Not Recommended
Irene McLaughlin Clark, Allegheny County