Can I file a complaint against any Pennsylvania judge?

The Board will only consider complaints against the following:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices
  • Superior and Commonwealth Court Judges
  • Common Pleas Court Judges
  • Philadelphia Municipal and Traffic Court Judges 
  • Magisterial District Judges

The Board will not consider complaints against the following (even if they work in Pennsylvania):

  • Federal judges such as circuit court judges, district judges, magistrate judges and bankruptcy judges
  • Individuals who perform judicial or quasi-judicial functions such as divorce masters, arbitrators, workers compensation judges or administrative law judges
  • Individuals who work for the court system such as court administrators, clerks or prothonotaries
  • Elected officials who are not judges
  • Attorneys (Non-judges)
Posted in Before Filing a Complaint.