Washington, D.C. - Following the announcement of President Trump's intent to nominate Jennifer Philpott Wilson and William Stickman to the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, respectively, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements:
"Jennifer Philpott Wilson and William Stickman are great choices to fill two of Pennsylvania's judicial vacancies and I am pleased President Trump intends to nominate them," said Senator Toomey. "I am confident these two experienced litigators will serve with fairness and integrity on the federal bench."
"I'm pleased that the White House has worked with Senator Toomey and me to nominate Jennifer Wilson and William Stickman to sit on the District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, respectively," said Senator Casey. "Ms. Wilson has been in private practice at her family's firm in Duncannon for a decade, having previously served as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice and as a clerk for judges on the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. She has a wealth of trial experience that will serve her well on the federal bench. Mr. Stickman has also gained significant litigation experience as an attorney at Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC in Pittsburgh, where he has worked since his completion of a clerkship for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2007. Both of these nominees have the qualifications and integrity to serve honorably on the federal bench."
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 vetted, recommended, and confirmed 19 Federal District Court Judges. Only two states -- California and New York -- have had more judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.
Jennifer Wilson: Jennifer 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.
William Stickman: William Stickman is a Partner with Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, where his practices focuses on commercial litigation and appellate matters. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Stickman served on the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee and helped to review, amend, and draft the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stickman served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stickman earned his B.A., summa cum laude, and his J.D. from Duquesne University. He was a member of the Duquesne Law Review during law school.