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Toomey, Casey Applaud Confirmation of Jennifer Philpott Wilson to Pennsylvania’s Federal Bench

November 7, 2019
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Jennifer Philpott Wilson to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania:

"Jennifer Philpott Wilson will make an excellent addition to Pennsylvania's federal bench and I am pleased the Senate confirmed her," said Senator Toomey. "Her wealth of litigation experience in both criminal and civil law will be of great use to her as a judge, and I am confident she will serve with fairness and integrity."

"I am pleased that the Senate voted today to confirm Jennifer Philpott Wilson to the federal bench," said Senator Casey. "I am confident that her outstanding legal credentials, including work in the public and private sectors, will allow her to serve the Middle District of Pennsylvania with distinction."

Since 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together they have now vetted, recommended, and confirmed 24 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states - New York and Texas - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background

Jennifer Philpott Wilson is a Partner with Philpott Wilson LLP, in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, where her practice includes civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wilson served as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice's Tax Division and was an Associate with Chadbourne & Park LLP. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, teaching a course on "Written Advocacy and Judicial Opinions." Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Wilson served as a law clerk to Judge Jon P. McCalla of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and to Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Wilson earned her B.A., cum laude, from Swarthmore College and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review.