Anthony Joseph Scirica

Hon. Anthony Joseph Scirica
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Address: 21400 U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1790
Phone: (215) 597-2995
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Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1966
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1966
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1962

Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Honors: Attended 1965-1966; Fulbright Scholar

Published Works:
Complex Policy Choices: The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, 50 Federal Probation 15, September, 1986

Honors and Awards:
Law Day Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1981

Public Service Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Montgomery County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Temple University, 1980 - Present

American Bar Association

Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States

Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
Past Member

American Law Institute

Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge, 1984 - 1987

Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge, 1980 - 1984

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Member, General Assembly, 1970 - 1979

McGrory, Scirica, Wentz & Fernandez, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Private Practice, 1970 - 1979

Scirica & McGrory, Associate, 1966 - 1970

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Assistant District Attorney, 1967 - 1969

Governor's Commission to Investigate Hostage Crisis at Graterford Correctional Institution, Chairman

Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, Chairman

Commission to Study Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System, Vice Chair

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Chief Judge, 2003 - 2010

Birth Information:
1940, Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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