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Toomey and Casey Applaud Nomination of Joshua Wolson to Serve as Federal Judge in PA’s Eastern District

May 10, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - Following the announcement of President Trump's intent to nominate Joshua Wolson to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements:

"I am pleased President Trump will nominate Josh Wolson to serve as a federal judge in Pennsylvania's Eastern District," said Senator Toomey. "Mr. Wolson's credentials will undoubtedly serve him well on the bench. Since 2000, Mr. Wolson has worked as a litigator in private practice and he currently serves as a partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP in Philadelphia. I am confident that Mr. Wolson will serve the Eastern District with integrity and fairness."

"Josh Wolson is an experienced attorney with deep ties to the Philadelphia legal community," said Senator Casey. "I'm glad the Administration has worked with Senator Toomey and me to fill another District Court seat in Pennsylvania, and I am thankful for Mr. Wolson's willingness to serve the people of Pennsylvania on the federal bench."

Since Senator Toomey joined the Senate in 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together, they have vetted, recommended, and confirmed 14 Federal District Court Judges and two Circuit Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states -- California and New York -- have had more judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background:

Josh Wolson is a partner in the litigation group of Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he has practiced since 2008. During that time, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters, including antitrust, RICO, intellectual property, procurement, and civil rights disputes. He also serves as a co-chair of the firm's Plaintiffs' Rights Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Before joining the firm, Mr. Wolson practiced in the litigation and antitrust groups of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Wolson served as a law clerk to Judge Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wolson earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.