Washington, D.C. - Following the confirmation of Mr. 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:
"Josh Wolson will make an excellent addition to the federal bench and I am pleased the Senate confirmed him," said Senator Toomey. "Mr. Wolson's experience in the private sector as a longtime litigator and his service as a law clerk for Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Jan E. DuBois will serve him well as a judge. I am confident that he will be an impartial jurist who treats everyone fairly and decides cases neutrally on the basis of the law and not a preferred policy outcome."
"In addition to his strong academic credentials and deep ties to the Southeastern Pennsylvania region, Mr. Wolson will bring with him to the bench nearly two decades of experience in private practice, including over ten years with Dilworth Paxson in Philadelphia," said Senator Casey. "I believe Mr. Wolson has the intellect, integrity and independence needed to serve on the federal bench."
In May 2018, President Trump nominated Mr. Wolson upon the joint recommendation of Senator Toomey and Senator Casey.
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 19 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only two states - California and New York - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.
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 has served as 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.