News for Immediate Release
Corbett Announces Confirmation of Jenkins to Superior Court
– Governor Tom
Corbett has announced the confirmation of the Honorable Patricia H. Jenkins to
the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
“Judge Jenkins’ record
of integrity will make her a great asset to the Superior Court of
Pennsylvania,” Corbett said. “Her vast legal and judicial knowledge will serve
all the people of Pennsylvania, and I want to thank the Senate for her
In addition to her 20
years of service as a Delaware County Court judge, Jenkins brings a wealth of
legal experience from the private, public and academic sectors. As a professor
of paralegal studies for both Widener University and Villanova University, Jenkins
instructed students in litigation specialization and property law.
Judge Jenkins is a
graduate of Dickinson School of Law and Albright College. She also obtained a
Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova Law School.
The Superior Court was
established in 1895 and is one of Pennsylvania's two statewide intermediate
appellate courts. Cases before the Superior Court are usually heard by panels
of three judges sitting in Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh, but may also
be heard en banc by nine judges. The Superior Court often travels to various
locations throughout Pennsylvania to hear cases.