President Judge Linda A. Cartisano

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The Honorable Linda A. Cartisano was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in November, 2009, and began a ten year term on January 4, 2010. She was retained in the election of 2019 and sworn into her second term in January 2020. She was assigned to the Family Law Division where she presided over domestic, juvenile and children and youth cases. From September 2018 to January 2022, she served as Liaison Judge for the Family Division. In January of 2022 she was appointed to the Criminal Division. On June 3, 2022 she was elected as President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, the first female President Judge in Delaware County history.

Prior to serving as a Judge, Judge Cartisano served in the Solicitor's Office in the City of Chester for 30 years, being named City Solicitor in 1996, a position she held until her election to the bench. In addition to maintaining a private practice, she served as solicitor to the Darby Creek Joint Authority, Upland Borough and the Chester Redevelopment Authority, as well as Zoning Board Solicitor for the Borough of Norwood and Chester Township. She was an Assistant Solicitor in the Delaware County Solicitor's Office for several years. Prior to serving in the County Solicitor's Office, she was appointed as a Custody Conciliator for the Delaware County Courts.

Judge Cartisano also served two elected terms on Delaware County Council from 2002 through 2009. On January 7, 2008, she was chosen by her fellow Councilmembers as Chairman of Council, a position she held for two years.

Her community service includes many years as a volunteer Board Member of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, the Chester Upland School Board, the Chester Wallingford Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Media Theater and the Delaware County Historical Society. She has received numerous awards and honors from community groups and organizations. Judge Cartisano is a graduate of Widener University and Temple University School of Law.

Among, Judge Cartisano's many awards are:

2004 Widener University - John J. Geoghegan Alumni Citizenship Award

2019 Delaware County Bar Association - The Donald J. Orlowsky Memorial Award

2019 Delaware County Bar Association Family Law Section Award - in recognition of her years of dedicated to the Court of Common Pleas, Family Law Division

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