Casey and Toomey Accepting Applications for Eastern District of PA Federal Judgeships

U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are accepting applications from persons interested in being considered for appointment to the position of Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Senators Casey and Toomey will employ the following process to fill vacancies on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:

  • A judicial nomination advisory panel will be established in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • This panel will screen applicants for judicial vacancies and submit the names of qualified applicants to the two U.S. Senators.
  • Senators Casey and Toomey will each appoint panel members and one co-chair.  The co-chairs will be: Robert Ross, Founding Partner, Ross Feller Casey, LLP & John Soroko, Chairman Emeritus and Partner, Duane Morris, LLP.


In order to be considered for a U.S. District Court Judge position in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, please visit the following link to fill out and submit an online application:

Please note that persons who previously applied during the last Eastern District of Pennsylvania judicial selection process must submit a new and updated application.  The deadline for submitting a completed application is Monday, February 8, 2021.

For any questions regarding the application process, please email and