Judge Judy Olson, a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, currently serves on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She was elected to the Superior Court in 2009, receiving the most votes of all appellate judicial candidates. Since she has been a judge on the Superior Court, she has decided thousands of appeals in cases dealing with criminal law, civil law, family law, statutory law and constitutional law. Prior to her election to the Superior Court, Judge Judy served on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Civil Division, where she presided over numerous civil matters. Before serving on the bench, she practiced for over 25 years as a trial lawyer, handling cases for plaintiffs and defendants throughout the Commonwealth and the United States. These years of experience make Judge Judy uniquely qualified to serve on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Judge Judy has also shown a commitment to her community, devoting countless hours to various organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the American Heart Association, St. Francis University and her church. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for over 33 years and are the proud parents of two children. She is proud to have been a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania.

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