Judge Patricia H. Jenkins of Delaware County was unanimously confirmed by the Senate Tuesday to serve on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) announced.
“Judge Jenkins is known for her independence and integrity,” Sen. Pileggi said. “There’s no question she will be an outstanding addition to the Superior Court. Gov. Corbett made an excellent choice when he nominated her to fill this vacancy.”
Judge Jenkins was first appointed to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in February 1993 by the late Governor Robert P. Casey. She was then elected to serve a full 10-year term in November 1993 and retained for a second 10-year term in November 2003.
Jonathan Peri, incoming President of the Delaware County Bar Association, said, “Judge Jenkins is respected and well-liked because she is practical, sensible and straight-forward. Having practiced in front of her directly, I can say with confidence that she will make an excellent Superior Court Judge.”
Judge Jenkins is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law, Albright College and Penncrest High School in Media. She also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova Law School. She will fill the vacancy on Superior Court caused by the confirmation of Correale F. Stevens to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Justice Stevens was confirmed by the Senate on June 30.