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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) announced that President Joe Biden has nominated Judge Gail A. Weilheimer to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators play an essential role in recommending to the White House U.S. District Court judge candidates with the commitment to equal justice, legal experience, and integrity necessary to serve the Commonwealth.

“Judge Weilheimer has served the people of Southeastern Pennsylvania for decades, bringing to the table a wealth of experience ranging from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to Abington Township Commissioner to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas,” said Senator Casey. She is a committed public servant with the skill, character, and integrity to serve the people of the Eastern District. I look forward to voting to confirm her swiftly.” 

Judge Weilheimer has served our commonwealth with distinction as a judge on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas for more than a decade, where she has demonstrated a rock-solid commitment to the rule of law and the pursuit of justice for all Pennsylvanians. I am particularly proud of her attention and dedication to helping address the needs of Pennsylvanians dealing with mental health challenges who become involved with the justice system. A former prosecutor, Judge Weilheimer has dedicated her career to public service, and I applaud President Biden for nominating her to continue her service as a judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,” said Senator Fetterman.

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators have a longstanding tradition of working together to recommend and confirm nominees to the federal bench. Senator Casey previously worked with then-Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), with whom he confirmed 37 District Court Judges for Pennsylvania on a bipartisan basis from 2007-2022. Casey and Fetterman have continued this practice, most recently working together to recommend and confirm Judge Julia Munley and Judge Karoline Mehalchick in the Middle District.

Judge Gail A. Weilheimer has been a judge on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown, Pennsylvania since 2014. Previously, Judge Weilheimer worked as a senior counsel at Wisler Pearlstine, LLP in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2013 and as a litigation associate at Frank & Rosen LLP in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2006. From 2004 to 2008, Judge Weilheimer served as an elected Commissioner for Abington Township, Pennsylvania. In 2002, Judge Weilheimer worked as an associate at Abrahams, Loewenstein and Bushman, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before that, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 2002. Judge Weilheimer received her J.D. in 1995 and her B.A. in 1992, both from Hofstra University.