Philadelphia Bar Association 2018 Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention Membership


Teresa F Sachs, Esq.

Vice Chair

William P. Fedullo, Esq.


Mary F. Platt, Esq.


Rochelle M. Fedullo, Esq.

Vice Chancellor

Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.)

District Attorney

Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin (Ret.)

Philadelphia City Solicitor

Marcel Pratt, Esq.

Chief Defender, Defenders Association

Keir Bradford-Grey, Esq.

U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of PA


Community Legal Services, Executive Director

Deborah Freedman, Esq.

Criminal Justice Section Co-Chair

Benjamin B. Cooper, Esq.

Family Law Section Chair

Lee Schwartz, Esq.

Probate & Trust Section Chair-Elect

Justin H. Brown, Esq.

State Civil Litigation Section Co-Chair

Michael T. van der Veen, Esq.

Young Lawyers Division Chair

Vincent Barbera, Esq.

Municipal Court Committee Chair

Kristine A. Phillips, Esq.

Women’s Rights Committee Co-Chair

Catherine T. Barbieri, Esq.

President, Barristers Association of Philadelphia

Crystal M. Lacey, Esq.

President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Ken S. Massey, Esq.

President, The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania

Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena, Esq.

President Judge, Court of Common Pleas

Hon. Sheila Woods-Skipper

President Judge, Municipal Court

Hon. Marsha H. Neifield

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Eric H. Weitz, Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/19)

Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

Robert J. Casey, Jr., Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/19)

Appointed Members of the Bar Association

Hon. Lydia Kirkland
(Term expires 12/31/18)

William P. Fedullo, Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/19)

Teresa F. Sachs, Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/20)

Kenneth Murphy, Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/21)

Appointed Non-Members of the Bar:

Annette McDaniel Turner, MD
(Term expires 12/31/18)

Marlene Olshan
(Term expires 12/31/18)

Shelly Beaser
(Term expires 12/31/19)

Colleen France
(Term expires 12/31/18)

§606(D) Appointments:

Brad Shuttleworth, Esq.
(Term expires 12/31/19 – unless §606(D) vacancy (US Attorney) filled according to bylaws.)